Plants, Soil, and Nutrients, Oh My!
Students explore and apply the scientific method as they explore the manner in which plants feed, grow, and produce oxygen. They, in groups, perform the experiment, then answer questions about their findings.
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Components of Soil and Water Retention
What type of soil holds in moisture the best? Find out with a guided-inquiry based lesson in which scholars investigate three types of soil—sand, clay, and silt—and the ability of each to retain waiter for plant growth. Learners graph...
3rd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Managing Nutrients in Livestock Manure
Livestock managers reinforce math and science skills while learning about the nutrients found in manure. They predict which animal produces the largest amount and which animal's manure contains the most nitrogen. Finally, they compare...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
New Review How Plants Find Food
How do roots find nutrients? The PBS video, part of a series on food science, describes experiments proving roots grow specifically toward nutrients in the soil. A theory of how roots know in which direction to grow provides an...
8 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Building Soil Nature's Way: Exploring decomposition and soil health
Students 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. Students are...
4th - 6th Science