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S-O-I-L Soil

Fifth graders research soil, its nutrients, and plant growth. In this soil instructional activity, 5th graders create soil journals, trace flowers, and include nutrient information on each petal. Students read an excerpt from "McBroom Tells the Truth." Students discuss adjectives and experiment with soil samples. Students complete a compare/contrast Venn diagram for the soil and create a soil hypothesis. Students illustrate farms and types of soil. Students complete a 'Reader Theatre' and class discussion.

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Resource Details

Grade
5th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
3 days
Instructional Strategies
Project-Based Learning
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Usage Permissions
Fine Print
Included Materials
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