Learning About Different Soils and Their Water Retention Ability
Students, in groups, examine garden soil, clay, sand and compost. They add water to each to determine what happens.
5th - 6th English Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Reduce Our Carbon Footprint, Let’s Compost!
Roll up your sleeves and get a little dirty with this elementary and middle school compost lesson. All you need is a large plastic container, a couple old newspapers, some organic waste, and a few hundred worms and you're ready to start...
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Scholars build a simple filtration system to remove impurities from muddy water and rate the filtered water to a grade of clarity scale. The focus is on teamwork and problem solving. This instructional activity would be effective in your...
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Components of Soil and Water Retention
What type of soil holds in moisture the best? Find out with a guided-inquiry based instructional activity in which scholars investigate three types of soil—sand, clay, and silt—and the ability of each to retain waiter for plant growth....
3rd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
To Filter or Not to Filter
Drinking clean water can be taken for granted. Explore the process and high cost of filtering water with a water pollution and filtration activity. Young scientist build a filtration system to filter polluted water, examine the economics...
5th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable