Should Soil Be Sterile?
Students determine if the sterilization of topsoil is beneficial to seed germination and plant growth. They grow plants alongside control groups, make and record observations of plant growth and measure plant biomass.
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New Review Thinking Like A Soil Scientist
Ready to roll up those sleeves and get your hands dirty? Dirty with soil science content, that is! Overcome those "But it's just dirt" objections with a trip outside to collect soil samples for some in-class analysis. Use the variety of...
6th Science CCSS: Designed
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
New Review Destructive Forces
Upper elementary learners discover the difference between weathering and erosion and the effect these forces have on the environment. Pupils create water and wind erosion models to observe and record data. Then towards the end of the...
4th - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Transportation and Space: Reuse and Recycle
What can I use in space? The three-lesson unit has groups research what man-made or natural resources would be available during space exploration or habitation. Team members think of ways that resources can be reclaimed or reused in...
10th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable