Soil in the Making
In this soil learning exercise, students read an article and then determine the two factors that affect soil composition. This learning exercise has 2 short answer questions.
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Infiltration Test: Exploring the Flow of Water Through Soils
Soil scientists gain experience with an infiltrometer can to determine the infiltration rates at different locations on campus. If you are using the entire unit, the class has already analyzed water flow and soil types, so they should...
4th - 12th Science
Container Gardening Part 2: Soil, Water, Nutrients, Light
Horticulture hopefuls examine the challenges and desired traits of container gardening. Soil blends are considered in addition to water, light, and fertilizer requirements. You will find teachers' notes provided to help you explain the...
9th - Higher Ed Science
Transport in Plants, Part 2: Xylem and Transpiration
Ninety-nine percent of the water absorbed in plants transpires into the atmosphere. The second video in a three-part series explains transpiration in plants. It details how they pull water into the roots; how water passes through the...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How To (Literally) Save Earth
Soil naturally erodes and produces new soil at the same rate when left to nature, yet farming erodes the soil 50 times faster than it forms. The video discusses soil, the ways humans damage it through their actions, and encourages many...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable