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Soil Characteristics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Components of soil, such as inorganic or organic materials are detailed along with the main contributions of each. Deposits, weathering, and distinct types of characteristics and properties of soil classes are given.
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Soil's Secret

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine two types of soils in their area. They identify its texture and permeability to determine its origin. They share their results with the class.
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Colors of our Earth

For Teachers K - 8th
Students are introduces to soil profile classification. They remember that classification of soils is an important aspect of studying soils as it aids in predicting how soils react to weathering, transport nutrients or pollution. ...
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Properties of Soil: Original Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
This lesson plan 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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The Color of Soil

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students are introduced to the Munsell System of Color Notation that is used for direct comparison of soils anywhere in the world. They become familiar with hue, value and chroma notations, identify colors that act as clues to the...
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Layering the Soil

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore the soil layers in their local community. In this earth science lesson, students classify soil samples according to their texture. They explain how to estimate the depth of the active layer with measuring it.
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Animals, Soil, Trees

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders describe the various kinds of soils and how plants and animals are affected by them. They describe the baic needs of plants, scoring at least a 3 or 4 on a 4-point rubic. Students are able to predict and/or infer what...
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How Are Soils Classified?

For Teachers K - 5th
Students list the three texture groups that classify soils. They classify a soil sample as sandy, silty or clay soil.
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Fly Detective

For Students 3rd - 4th
Learners use classification skills and clues to determine which flying insect is the one they need to circle. They read four clues and examine each of the five insects depicted. They then deduce which one is the mystery insect. Answers...
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6 Kingdoms of Life Part 1: Archaebacteria, Eubacteria, Protist, and Fungi

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
An in-depth introduction to biological classification is presented at the opening of this presentation, dividing life into six kingdoms. Although it does not address the currently accepted level of domain, it is an outstanding...
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Classy Soil

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Learners inspect Earth science by examining different geological samples. In this soil classification lesson plan, students identify the characteristics of soil and sing a poem or song regarding soil properties. Learners utilize beakers,...
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Rocks and Soil: What is the Land Made of?

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students identify rock classifications and rock cycles.  In this rocks and soils lesson students complete experiments on rocks and how they are symbols in the Bible. 
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Properties of Soil

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders investigate the properties of soil. In this soil composition activity, 3rd graders bring in soil samples from their homes and write observations for each sample. Students study the texture and color of the samples and...
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Stories in the Soil

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine layers of soil through observation and describe how these layers are deposited over time. In this stories in the soil lesson, 4th graders observe soil samples. Students retell a story by creating layers caused by...
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Soil Porosity, Moisture Content, pH, and Density

For Students 9th - 12th
This lab activity does not have to be done with AP environmental scientists. It can also be done with middle to high school earth scientists. The procedures aren't complex. Learners determine the density of dry and wet sand in order to...
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What on Earth is in the Earth?

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students investigate what organisms and objects live in the soil beneath us. In this Earth science lesson plan, students are given a sample soil package from their teacher to dig through which includes bones, twigs and leaves. Students...
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Bimodel Botany Bouquet

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Gardeners are given an individual plant specimen from a bouquet of local rain garden plants. They group up by their plant type and then make observations together, name the plant, and introduce it to the rest of the class. You then share...
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For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students examine a variety of soil samples and then conduct a simulated "dig" in a grid of no-bake cookie bars.
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Wonder Underground

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students classify and record objects they find "underground." In this observation lesson, students dig into bins filled with soil and encounter various objects such as bark, twigs, etc. Students classify their findings.
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Sunken Millions Animals

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
This PowerPoint includes a game with ocean graphics in which two teams answer increasingly difficult questions about animals. Topics covered include plant and animal cells, animal adaptation, and similarities and differences between...
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Soil Comparison and Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners perform tests on different soil samples. In this earth science lesson, students classify the soil into groups according to test results. They write a lab report following a certain criteria.
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For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore soils. They research the characteristics of soil and design a brochure describing soil types in different locations. Students discuss the differences between rural and urban areas. They discuss the processes of erosion...
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Investigating Animals in Soil

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students investigate and observe small animal activity on a plot of land on their school grounds. In small groups they identify the five kingdoms of animals, stake out a small plot of ground, collect samples, record and analyze any data...
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Plant Parts

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders identify plant parts by using different classification methods. In this plant lesson students observe and draw different types of leaves then classify them according to species.

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