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163 reviewed resources for nutrient cycles

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Life Cycles

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Breathe some life into product design. Pupils learn about the stages of product creation, use, and disposal—sometimes called a cradle-to-grave assessment. They see how this cycle relates to the life cycle of organisms.
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Bio-geochemical Cycles

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students study the nutrient cycle, how it works, and why it is essential for life.  In this ocean lesson students apply nutrient cycling to a closed ecosystem and see how it affects the things, journal the progress and assess how their...
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Forest Floor Investigation

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Most living things go unnoticed. Change that using a fun activity about the nutrient cycle. Pupils use hula hoops to mark areas of study and then make observations about the living things they see. They first make surface observations,...
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Soda Bottle Compost: Nutrient Cycling in Action

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students investigate, through their own experimentation, the important role wildlife play in nutrient cycling. Earthworms and compost are used in this experiment and different experimental setups be evaluated.
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Runoff with Chunky the Chicken

For Teachers K - 8th
Students are introduced to the on-farm nutrient cycle, which explains feed to manure, to soil, and back to the feed. They are introduced to the generation of runoff during rainstorms, and the contents of runoff water are more than water...
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Let's Make a Compost Cake

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners create a compost cake. In this gardening and decomposition science lesson, students review and describe the "nutrient cycle." Learners create a compost pile, measure and record the dimensions and temperature of the pile, and...
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Soil Acidity and Leaching

For Teachers K - 8th
Students are introduced to the concept of acids and bases and arouse curiosity about acids and bases in daily life. They are introduced to the measurement of soil pH. Pupils are introduced to the effect of soil pH on nutrient cycling...
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Exotic Earthworms

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders study earthworms and how the exotic species affect forest ecosystems and nutrient cycling.  In this ecosystems lesson students go into the field and take samples using a dichotomous key. 
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Traveling Nitrogen

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students act out the cycling of nitrogen through the environment. In this nutrient cycle lesson, students role play as nitrogen atoms traveling through the nitrogen cycle. They travel to stations and roll dice to determine the pathways...
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Classroom Aquaponics: Exploring Nitrogen Cycling in a Closed System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars investigate nutrient cycling in a simplified desktop ecosystem involving aquarium and hydro-ponically grown plants. They set up an aquarium with 10 gallons of water at least a week before the lab is planned and place...
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Matter Cycles — Sum It Up

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars become part of the cycle of matter with a reader's theater that showcases producers, consumers, decomposers, and the sun. A diagram and discussion concludes the learning experience and enhances comprehension. 
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Ocean and Great Lakes Literacy: Principle 4

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Some people live for their yearly beach vacation ... but what many people don't know is how the ocean made life possible! Young oceanographers discover the organisms and nutrient cycles that contribute to continued life on Earth in the...
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Soda Bottle Compost: Nutrient Cycling in Action

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore and observe significant contributions to wildlife and measure soil nutrient capacity by performing simple tests to determine the amount of phosphorous. They assess the importance of making and recording detailed...
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Case Study of Local Trends in the Carbon Cycle

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine the relationship between chlorophyll and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.  In this investigative instructional activity students study the local effects of climate change. 
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The Nutrient Cycles

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate the circle of sea life by creating nitrogen compound models.  In this oceanography lesson, students discuss sea creatures and where their waste goes.  Students identify nitrogen cycles in the ocean by viewing...
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Nutrients in Lake Water: Too Much of a Good Thing?!

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students investigate nutrient concentrations in lake water. In this biological communities lesson, students experiment with nitrogen and phosphorus cycles using real life situations.  Students discuss watersheds, runoff, and both natural...
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Agriculture is a Cycle

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learners explore cycles in nature. In this cross curriculum agriculture lesson, students define "cycle" and research weather and planting folklore. Learners make a bracelet in which individual colored beads represent the many "cycles" of...
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Sowing Seeds: the Beginning of the Fast Plant Life Cycle

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students plant seeds, observe and tend plants. They identify major plant parts, how to germinate and troubleshoot problems with plants; and, that plants need water, light, and soil nutrients to thrive. They create a Plant Growth Data Log.
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Life Cycle- The Human Body

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine the life cycle of the human. In this human life cycle lesson plan, 7th graders discuss the many different stages of the human life cycle. Students use pictures from magazines to create a representation of the...
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The Carbon Cycle

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students investigate the process of the carbon cycle. In this biology lesson, students take soil sample and calculate the amount of carbon found in the soil. They examine level of carbons in marine life and plants.
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How Trees Contribute to the Water Cycle

For Teachers 3rd
In this water cycle instructional activity, 3rd graders conduct an experiment where they observe and calculate how water transpires in different types of trees.  Students engage in a class discussion and use Venn Diagrams to compare...
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Leaf-Motif Frame

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research leaves and their life cycle as well as their importance to the environment. After discussing photosynthesis, habitats, and nutrients for the soil, students collect and identify fallen leaves. Students use their...
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Ride the Wild Leaf Cycle

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders complete a worksheet. In this life cycle lesson plan, 4th graders learn about the leaf cycle and complete a worksheet where they put the leaf cycle steps in the correct order.
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Soil Microbiology- Nitrogen cycle

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students take a virtual trip to a Catfish Aquaculture Pond and analyze soil bacteria to determine how many nitrogen cycle bacteria are present. They graph the number of colonies present and use data to determine ammonium levels in the soil.

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