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12 resources with the concept soil texture

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Density and Texture of Soil

For Students 9th - 12th
All soil is not created equal! A lab activity asks learners to collect and analyze soil. Specific calculations determine the amount of sand, silt, and clay in a sample and allow individuals to identify the soil texture. 
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Chapter 3 ~ Physical Properties of Soil

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Though information-packed, this presentation on soil is drab if it stands alone. As you journey through slides about soil texture, make sure to pass around samples of each type. Perform demonstrations as you lecture on soil density and...
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Analyzing Soil Samples

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students grow grass or radish seeds in this experiment, which takes three to four weeks to complete. They become familiar with basic soil analysis techniques, as well as, explore the importance of analyzing soil samples.
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Soil Detectives: The Case of the Lost Friends

For Teachers K - 8th
Students show how soil varies across the landscape, they explain how soil can be used to solve mysteries. Pupils are introduced to techniques that would be used to distinguish soils from different places.
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Properties of Soil: Original Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
This activity is an investigation of soil properties, particularly texture, color and space for air and water. Student inspect soil samples found in their locale, perform several tests to determine different properties, and involves a ...
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What Kind of Garden Would Grow in Our Schoolyard?

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Learners perform soil tests for pH, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, composition and water percolation rate and assess the conditions in the schoolyard.
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Soil and its Importance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It's difficult to guess the original goal of this presentation. It examines four factors to be evaluated, but their direct connection is unclear. Soil texture is described in three slides. The depth of material is examined in two slides....
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Shake, Rattle and Roll

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Learners explore the soil particles which make up a soil's texture. In this soil exploration lesson, students use a soil sample from outdoors, place it in a jar and shake it. Learners identify where the heaviest particles are, as well as...
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Savvy Soil

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students observe and complete activities to learn about soil texture. In this soil lesson, students brainstorm about types of soil and use microscopes to study types of soil. Students record their findings on a 'tree thinking map.'...
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Introduction to Soil Texture and Demonstration of a Simple Test Procedure to Determine Soil Texture

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students list the three types of mineral particles that form soil. They explain the importance of an optimum soil texture. They form an hypothesis and make observations. They also draw a conclusion.
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Exploring Soils

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students experiment to study how water flows through soils and how the water is changed. They use the scientific method to analyze soil to determine its texture.
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Soil Permeability & Texture

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars investigate types of soil to test their water permeability. They collect soil samples, make predictions, conduct the experiment, and answer conclusion questions.