In Search of Essential Nutrients (Grades 6-8)

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Critical thinking skills and discussion lead to an understanding of which nutrients are essential for both humans and plants. The first installment of the five-part series explains why nutrients must be in a specific form in order to use them in organic farming.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Compare the nutrients in various sources of plant food and discuss their differences
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on overhead transparencies
  • Assumes prior knowledge of the periodic table and elements required to live

  • Provides links to many related resources including websites, books, and science kits
  • Offers teacher tips throughout the lesson to assist with implementation

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