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Students discover how seed germination varies according to the soil type. In this soil science instructional activity, students discuss what plants need in order to grow and investigate various types of soil. Students use their senses to...
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Careers in science aren't limited to labs. Pupils learn about different aspects of careers in agriculture through the lens of several scientists. The scientists talk about how the field of soil science is a growing in this important...
Students study the basics of soil science. They research and gather data through readings, videos, and performance of laboratory investigations. As a team they generate oral and written recommendations for the amendment of soil.
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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...
Seven superb slides sharpen science students' scoop on soil. In viewing them and reading the accompanying captions, your class will uncover the importance, different types, horizons, and protection of soil. They can then assess their new...
Study the properties of soil and water absorption with a science activity. Based on a paragraph with background knowledge on sandy soil, silt, and clay soil, third graders choose which illustration represents a bottle full of sandy soil....
Dirt is worthless, isn't it? Find out the true value of dirt, and by dirt I mean soil. The class explores what makes soil, the types of soil, and what happens when soil becomes void of its nutrients. There are several great activities,...
Students examine soils and the components that make them up. In this hands-on soil science lesson, students receive soil samples and must identify the various aspect which make up soil.
Students examine soil. In this earth science lesson plan, students define and describe weathering and erosion as it relates to soil. Students compare and contrast potting soil with forest soil and complete a science observation worksheet.
Students examine soil from their local environment. In this garden lesson, students recognize the importance of soil in the garden. Students explore the contents of the local soil.
Students discuss how soil permeability is affected by permafrost. In this soil lesson plan, students freeze soil over night, and discuss how the environmental conditions of freezing affect soil and further affect vegetation.
Learners investigate the forest ecosystem to learn of the living and non-living elements of the soil. In this ecosystem lesson plan, students examine soil for twigs, moss, fungi, leaves, roots and other matter. Learners complete a...
Students discover what are the components of soil. They examine how it is formed and it's importance. They engage in garden activities and processes. They hold a handful of garden soil and describe what they see. They take a...
In this soil use worksheet, students research soil use in their community and record their observation for 5 different locations. A 3x5 chart is provided to record location, soil use, and comments. Students then complete 10 short answer...
In this soil analysis worksheet, students fill out a chart with information about four samples of soil. Students record notes about 5 questions about the soil samples: feel, color, possible origin, and smell. Students draw a picture of...
In this soil profile worksheet, students use a cup to create the layers of soil using clay, sand, gravel and dirt. Students label each component as either A, B, or C horizon and the bedrock. They answer questions about their model.
Students recognize objects around their school made of rocky materials. For this changes in rocks and soil lesson, students use a website for a virtual experiment of rocks. Students group rocks based on their properties. Students...
Students build knowledge about agriculture as it relates to their communities' commodities. In this agriculture instructional activity, students brainstorm about conditions in their community with regards to growing different types of...
Students study and classify soil. For this soil science lesson, students classify soil by texture and size and study soil horizons. Students label the soil types with their specific soil horizon and learn about permafrost. Students...
Students investigate chemicals in soil samples. In this soil science instructional activity, students test local soil to measure the pH, nitrate, phosphate, and potassium content.
In this soil science worksheet, students read about layers of soil and the order they are arranged. Students analyze a labeled diagram of a soil profile. Students use the provided soil profile cards and one inch carpet tape to measure...
Students make predictions and analyze soil. For this soil properties lesson, students make predictions about soil properties for various soil samples. Students examine the types of soils and record their observations. Students analyze...
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