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229 reviewed resources for soil profile

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How Does Your Soil Stack Up?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the soil in their local area and create a soil profile. They record observations in the field and the classroom. They create their own display of the soil profile as well.
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What is the Composition of Soil?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine the different components that make up soil. Using data, they identify the components of soil in their local area and discover how scientists use the soil to see how it was formed. They also describe the soil forming...
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Layering the Soil

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students study and classify soil. In this soil science instructional activity, students classify soil by texture and size and study soil horizons. Students label the soil types with their specific soil horizon and learn about permafrost....
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Getting to Know Soil

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students make predictions and analyze soil. In this soil properties instructional activity, students make predictions about soil properties for various soil samples. Students examine the types of soils and record their observations....
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Soil and Erosion Unit: Section 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate descriptive information on North Carolina soil types and how the presence of plants affects soil erosion.
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The"Dirt" on Soil

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine the three different types of soil and their physical properties.  In this soil lesson students design and implement a model of a water treatment plant. 
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A Good Foundation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It takes a strong foundation to build a house and a stronger one for a bridge. This resource presents the effects of geology and soil on bridge foundations. Working in groups, the class investigates the interaction of shallow and deep...
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Why Poor Places Are More Diverse

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Poor soil actually grows the most diverse plants. Although this sounds like a contradictory statement, the video lesson explains how and why this is true. Learners discover how rich soils typically cater to the stronger, faster-growing...
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Soil Erosion

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine how erosion is affected by the composition of the soil and the slope of the land. They look at plant roots, rocks and land slope as experimental factors. They complete the associated worksheets before discussing their...
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The Olsen Test for Phosphorus

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewA short video teaches viewers about the Olsen Test, a soil test specific for plants grown in arid regions. The soil in arid regions has a higher pH and plants require special treatment to thrive. The video provides information about the...
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Soil Structure

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine how different soils are made up of varying proportions of clay, silt, and sand. They compare soil samples, conduct Internet research, and create a model to demonstrate the relative sizes of grains of clay, sand, and...
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Geology Project Notes

For Students 5th - 8th
In this geology worksheet, students fill in notes using a variety of resources. Students answer questions as it relates to geology, soil erosion, mass movement, and deposition. Students research information about the presented aspects of...
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Soil In The Amazon

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students 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. Students...
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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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Modeling a Soil Profile

For Students 7th - 10th
In this soil profile worksheet, students use a cup to create the layers of soil using clay, sand, gravel and dirt. Students label each component as either A, B, or C horizon and the bedrock. They answer questions about their model.
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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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Study Soil

For Teachers 4th - 5th
What's in soil? Young scientists study the pH levels of soil from their school yard. They observe the land and area the soil came from to decide if location has anything to do with acidity level.
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Unavailability of Water in Saline Soils

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewViewers of a short video learn about salt and water molecules and how their characteristics determine how they interact with each other. Then, they watch a simulation of how the interaction limits the uptake of water in plant roots and...
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What Makes Up Your Profile?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the concept of a soil profile. The example of a human profile is made at the beginning of the lesson as a metaphor. They discuss the ingredients of a profile of soil that is taken from a limited depth. Students...
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Soil Type and Management

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars study the basics of soil science. They research and gather data through readings, videos, and performance of laboratory investigations. As a team they generate oral and written recommendations for the amendment of soil.
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The Composition of Soil

For Students 9th - 12th
In this composition of soil worksheet, high schoolers study the make-up of soil by identifying the amount of air in the soil, the amount of water in the soil, the size of the mineral grains in the soil and the proportion of humus in the...
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Edible Soil Profile

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the environment by experimenting with candy. In this soil layer lesson, 4th graders examine and describe the three layers of soil and factors that can degrade their quality. Students utilize cocoa puffs,...
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Soil Sampling: Random Sampling Across a Large Field with Hammer Probe

For Students 9th - 12th
New ReviewWhat defines a random sample? Scholars learn how to collect a random soil sample from a large field. The narrator explains the importance of ensuring the sample is random and shows how to create a random sample before sending it to the lab.
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Optional Laboratory: Soil Particle Size and Texture

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students work together to perform experiments on different types of soil. They record the soil's pH level, color and texture. They develop hypothesis' on what they believe they will discover before beginning the experiment.

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