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All About Food

For Students K - 5th
Check out this 11-part collection for elementary learners! Each lesson is full of hands-on activities, handouts, and in-depth studies of the science of food. Your class will study balanced meals, how food grows, plant parts, the...
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For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Five lessons take high schoolers on a journey through Australia’s ecosystems. They investigate the relationships between different organisms, examine factors that affect population sizes, and consider how energy flows into and out of an...
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ScienceWeb Australia: Years 9-10

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Science Web Australia presents a collection of three units designed for English speaking high schoolers and utilizing resources available online. The first unit focuses on ecosystems, the second on plate tectonics, and the third on the...
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Exploring Energy: Designing a Brighter Future

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Coal soot and gas fumes, smog and pollution, acid rain and nuclear radiation may become passe as scientists search for innovative, sustainable energy sources. Engage young environmentalists in the quest with a collection of resources...
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Sorting Out Soils

For Teachers K
Sift through soil and learn about why it's important for organic processes. After discussing what makes up soil, such as the living organisms and what types of soil have more nutrients, kids sample layers of mulch and deeper soil to...
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What's Is Soil Made Of?

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
It's time to roll up those sleeves and get a little dirty in the second lesson of this series on the science of food. Investigate where plants and animals get the minerals they need to live in this two-part exploration of soil. First,...
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Painting With Soil

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students investigate the use of soil, an important natural resource in artwork. They experiment by crushing soil particles and adding the different color samples to artist acrylic to create true "earth colors". Using this paint, they...
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Soil: A Natural Resource

For Teachers 4th - 6th
This presentation on soil shows how it is formed, what the different types of soil are, how soil is eroded, and how soil can be conserved. Fantastic photos and excellent graphics and text are found in each of the slides. The last slide...
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Soil Testing

For Students 5th - 8th
Earth science learners experiment with the water-holding properties of sand, pebbles, and clay. They apply their findings to the building of a well. This activity is engaging and tactile, and it demonstrates the importance of considering...
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Density and Texture of Soil

For Students 9th - 12th
All soil is not created equal! A lab activity asks learners to collect and analyze soil. Specific calculations determine the amount of sand, silt, and clay in a sample and allow individuals to identify the soil texture. 
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Soil Analysis

For Teachers 8th - 9th
In this soil analysis worksheet, students are given instructions for analyzing a soil sample. Students fill in 23 blanks with data from their sample. Students use the data and charts given to answer 10 questions about soil.
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Sensational Soil

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Fourth and fifth graders explore soil by taking a simulated field trip under the earth. They go to an Internet site that runs a simulation which charges them with finding a source of pollution that could destroy all of Earth's soil, and...
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Container Gardening Part 2: Soil, Water, Nutrients, Light

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
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...
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Super Soil

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students compare the organic matter found in soil. In this soil lesson, students compare a commercial garden mix soil to their local soil and determine which has more organic material.
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Thinking Like A Soil Scientist

For Teachers 6th Standards
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...
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Soil Characteristics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Components of soil, such as inorganic or organic materials are detailed along with the main contributions of each. Deposits, weathering, and distinct types of characteristics and properties of soil classes are given.
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For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars apply knowledge of soil, environmental impacts, economics, multiple human demands, and use given data for a proposed scenario in making land use decisions. They debate land use issues and/or scenarios and discuss a case...
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Why Study Soil?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Some scientists spend their entire careers analyzing and learning about soils. An interesting video lesson provides an overview of what soil scientists do and why. Pupils learn how soil analysis connects to other branches of science and...
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Soil Sampling: Soil Variability

For Students 9th - 12th
Not all soil is created equal. Learners examine what to look for in a soil sample to identify key characteristics that don't require lab testing. They see that it's easy to verify observations by comparing the samples to a soil map.
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Study Jams! Soil

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
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...
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Properties of Soil: Particle Size

For Students 9th - 12th
Soil is 25 percent air on average. Learners may have a difficult time accepting that fact without a visual to demonstrate the property. A quick video lesson uses a model to show how this percentage is true and also discusses the...
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Soil Sampling: Probe Versus Shovel

For Students 9th - 12th
You won't find any holes here. An earth scientist demonstrates the process of collecting a soil sample in a quick video presentation. She uses two different tools and discusses the benefits of each.
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Properties of Soil: Dispersion and Flocculation

For Students 9th - 12th
Add a little salt to your soil and see what happens. A video demonstration shows how soil with high and low sodium content interacts with water. A quick experiment demonstrates the properties of dispersion and the role sodium has in the...
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"The Soil Around Us" Project

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young geographers collect samples of different kinds of soil to match to the soil terms in Barry Rudner's rhyming book Filet of Soil: dirt, mud, dust, soot, etc. They start a glossary for the project on index cards or large sheets of...

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