Helping the Soil
In this soil conservation learning exercise, learners study and analyze two excellent ways to enhance soil conservation: compost heap and leaf-mould. Students review all the ingredients in making both.
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Soil Nutrients - Phosphorus Lab Lesson Plan
Students list sources of phosphorus in soil. They explain how phosphorus is removed from the soil and used by plants. Students list the symptoms of insufficient or excess phosphorus. Students perform experiments to examine the effect of...
5th - 8th Science
What's the Dirt on ... Dirt?
Dirt or soil? What's the difference? Actually, dirt is soil as explained by the video's high-energy speaker who goes on to emphasize its importance. She describes the composition of soil as minerals, water, air, and organic matter that...
4 mins K - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Springfield Technology - Based Science Inquiry: Soil, Seeds, self-sustaining systems, and Survival
After making a series of scientific observations students collect data in order to gain specific knowledge that will help them make decisions about self-sustaining ecosystems. Students conduct a series of experiments then use the...
Building Soil Nature's Way: Exploring decomposition and soil health
Young scholars explore decomposition and soil health by creating their own garden. In this agriculture lesson, students build a "lasagna garden" with organic matter found in the area and plant perennials native to their region. Young...
4th - 6th Science
Soil, Designer Soil: From Rainforests to the Prairie
Students explore the role and importance of soil in the ecosystem. In this Science and Social Studies lesson, students complete an experiment using various kinds of soil and clay and then examine how soil has a direct impact on our...
6th - 9th Science