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Investigating the Effects of Biochar on Soil Fertility

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Breathe some new life into charcoal. Scholars use biochar to improve soil fertility. They test the effectiveness of this addition by conducting an experiment with soil having 0%, 2%, and 4% biochar.
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Soil Fertility

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Fertility in soil is the topic of this presentation. Future farmers will be able to define fertilizer, list ten essential soil elements, and describe the roles of both primary and secondary nutrients in plant production. Although there...
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Container Gardening Part 2: Soil, Water, Nutrients, Light

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Horticulture hopefuls examine the challenges and desired traits of container gardening. Soil blends are considered in addition to water, light, and fertilizer requirements. You will find teachers' notes provided to help you explain the...
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Peace Corps Challenge Game: Soil Runoff

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students examine the causes and effects of soil runoff. In this environment lesson, students look at ways in which soil runoff is controlled. Students then play a game  and discuss how the Peace Corps deals with soil runoff in African...
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Identifying Your Soil for Rain Gardens

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Teach your class the descriptive characteristics of soil. Provide information about particle size and a flow chart for assessing texture. Soil scientists then analyze samples and hypothesize which would be the best type for a rain...
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Get The Dirt On Soils

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students examine the various soils and list the parts of the ecosystems. In groups, they investigate the soils to determine its texture and the permeability rates. They give examples of how soil information is used to determine human...
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Fertilizing Chile

For Students 9th - 12th
Fertilizer can mean the difference between a profit and a loss. Scholars use an online interactive to explore the effects of fertilizing in agriculture. Given information about the nitrogen levels in the soil, they decide the fertilizer...
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Nitrogen in Fertilizer

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Nitrogen is an essential element for productive farming. An interactive lesson explores the chemical makeup of different fertilizers and their corresponding nitrogen content. The interactive challenges individuals to complete molecular...
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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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"Investigating Soil Color and Texture"

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders will identify/understand the differences between soil and dirt. They will classify soil color accurately and use Munsell notation to describe it (Munsell books provided).Students will classify soil texture using the feel...
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Rooting Into the Soil: Examining the Relationship Between Plants, Soil, And Water

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students, in groups, conduct an experiment to compare how water moves through different soils. They discuss how different soils could have an impact on different plants.
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Soil, Designer Soil: From Rainforests to the Prairie

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore the role and importance of soil in the ecosystem.  In this Science and Social Studies lesson plan, students complete an experiment using various kinds of soil and clay and then examine how soil has a direct impact on our...
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Worm Your Way Out of This

For Teachers 3rd Standards
How can you provide healthy soil for your garden? Study worms, bacteria, and other microorganisms in a lesson about decomposition and organic compost. After discussing what you know about worms and watching a video, watch what worms do...
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Human PreHistory 101 Part 3: Agriculture Rocks Our World

For Students 9th - 12th
Around 14,000 years ago, the ice age melted. What did humans do in response? They settled down and began to farm their food. Visit the Fertile Crescent and beyond through animation and narrated explanations. Viewers learn about the birth...
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Fertilizers: Friend or Foe?

For Students 8th - 10th
In this fertilizer instructional activity, learners read about natural and manufactured fertilizers. They answer four critical thinking questions about fertilizers and their use.
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Fertilizers & Grass Growth

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars design an experiment to test the effects of common fertilizers on grass growth. They write or present a laboratory report responding to their observations and consider how fertilizers may affect the soil environment.
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Soil Moisture

For Teachers K - 12th
Students identify and list the common soil types, including those they observed during the activity. Students apply the procedure for mathematically finding the amount of moisture in soil by heating a soil sample. Students explain the...
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Measuring Soil Temperatures at South Penquite Farm

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate soil temperatures. In this graphing and earth science lesson, students insert temperature probes into different types of soil at varying depths. Students complete a data chart and construct a related graph...
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Soil In The Amazon

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Pupils grow plants in soil representing that found in the Amazon basin. They compare results to plants growing in fertile soil and soil fertilized with leaf compost. Students chart, average and graph plant growth by height. Pupils...
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Plant Nutrition

For Teachers 9th
Work with these details to explain the many different aspects of plant nutrition. The majority of these slides give interesting trivia and unusual points about soil health, leaf health, and the variety of growth media that can be used.
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Environmental Requirements

For Teachers Higher Ed
All aspects of soil and its components are reviewed here.  Your class will learn how certain organisms help the quality of the earth and support growth.  Different ways to enhance the chemical make-up are described and will be valuable...
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Establishing a Lawn

For Teachers 9th
The techniques for preparing soil before laying, or seeding, a lawn is covered in this set of slides.  Ideal pH, fertilizer, and drainage is described.  Details of the best seed type for different conditions are also given.  Pictures to...
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Working Worms

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners investigate how earthworms mix and till the soil. Each student brings in a 1 gallon plastic milk jug. Holes are poked into the jug, bedding mixture is added, some earthworms are added, and some food for the worms. Additionally,...
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Geography of the Fertile Crescent by ECSDM

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Using Google Earth, a vocabulary assignment, and map handout, your class members will outline the Fertile Crescent in Mesopotamia and identify the source of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. They will then complete graphic organizers...

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