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363 reviewed resources for soil fertility

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Wiggly Worms

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore the purpose/role of earthworms. In this science/language arts lesson, students discuss how worms are beneficial to soil. Students participate in an activity where they lie down and wiggle like a worm around the room....
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Chemistry In Plant Nutrition And Growth

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students investigate different factors that affect plant growth. They research the effects of water supply, radiant energy, air temperature, and soil temperature. Students also gather facts that influence plant nutrition that include the...
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Soil: Food Mapping

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine the concept of food mapping . In this agriculture instructional activity, students explore food and agriculture systems in the United States in the past and today. Middle schoolers complete food mapping activities.
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Sustainable Agriculture

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students perform an experiment to find out if plants grow best when grown in soil with no fertilizer, with chemical fertilizers, or with compost that they have made themselves. Students discover how agriculture practices can benefit the...
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Field Crops in the Agro-ecosystem

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore how to apply ecological analysis to cropping systems.  In this agro-ecosystem lesson plan students study management practices including soil and fertility. 
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Playing in mud puddles

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the effects of rainfall on different surfaces and discuss water pollution. They review the water cycle and the uses of water in daily lifestyles. Students discuss the effects of soil run off in streams and rivers.
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Necessary Nitrogen

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view a video that presents the biogeochemical cycle of nitrogen. They compare types of soils and consider how different fertilizers affect soil composition.
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Household Chemicals & the Environment

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students conduct a laboratory experiment designed to investigate the effects of chemicals, soil quality and pollution on seed growth and plant yield. They consider how best to maximize agriculture in the long term.
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Eat Your Flowers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students grow flowers in different soil mediums to determine the effect on flavor.  In this investigative lesson students study flowers, plant them and taste them to see how they differ in different potting soils. 
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Erosion

For Teachers 4th
Young scientists identify erosion, explain the causes of erosion, and name some techniques that can slow the process of erosion. Learners are divided up into groups of four and perform a simulation of soil erosion in class. The...
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Composting "The Right Mix"

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers investigate the correct mix of material types for compost. In this composting lesson, students explore the correct amounts of different types of materials to create a compost heap. Middle schoolers then create a compost...
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Ammonium Nitrate - Efficient Fertilizers

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Learners study the chemistry of ammonium nitrate and consider the advantages and disadvantages of this compound. They compare different fertilizers and calculate the molar mass and percent nitrogen in the different fertilizers.
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Caring for the Land

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explain how people can have different opinions on soil management. They identify the cause and effect relationships in issues relating to agriculture and the environment. Pupils describe and define in their own terms;...
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Let's Build a Worm Bin!

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Kids get the dirt on worms by building a vermicomposter and observing, over time, the changes red worms make in the soil in the bin.
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They're Tilling that Field Behind the Mall

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Unfortunately, the article for which this resource was written is not available. You can, however, find another current document on agriculture and urban development for your class to read together, and then still follow the suggested...
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Erosion

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders engage in some activities that will help them to identify erosion and explain the causes of erosion. They also look into ways that humans can slow the process of erosion in some cases. After a teacher-led demonstration,...
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Garbage - Reduce, Recycle and Reuse

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate the uses and importance of composting in agriculture. They, in groups, design and implement decomposition chambers to compost vegetable scraps and clippings.
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Mesopotamia

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Here is resource that offers a great, organized approach to your unit on Mesopotamia and early civilizations! As learners study the topics in the unit, such as the Fertile Crescent, ancient Sumeria, the Assyrian and Persian Empires, and...
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Recyclers to the Rescue

For Teachers 5th
Producers, consumers, food chains, and plants are the stars of this science lesson. Learners take part in an inquiry which helps them to discover the most effective and efficient way to grow a producer. They have a variety of containers...
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Non-Point Source Pollution

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Investigate the different types of pollution that storm drain runoff carries into oceans, lakes, rivers, and streams with this class demonstration. Using an aquarium and an assortment of everyday items that contaminants like motor oil,...
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From Salmonberry to Sagebrush - Exploring Oregon’s Native Plants

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Take a deep dive into Oregon's ecosystems, plants, and changes from the past to the future. Many hands-on activities in an environmental science unit delight scholars, including creating a field guide for a local park. The in-depth study...
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Dishing the Dirt Part 3

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils collect and examine different soil samples. They test for specific types of soil elements and the pH level. They answer questions about optimum growing conditions as well.
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Farmers and Growers

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the lives and work of the farmers and growers of specialty crops of the West. The amount of land and natural resources needed, the fertilizers utilized, and the market available for the crops are investigated in this...
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Mud in the Water

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students build a soil erosion model to study the importance of soil conservation. They investigate how land forms from both constructive and destructive forces.

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