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This Classroom Connectors lesson plan teaches young students about the living and non-living components of soil. The site provides goals, objectives, an outline, time required, materials, activities, and closure ideas for the lesson. The Classroom Connectors address content with an activity approach while incorporating themes necessary to raise the activity to a higher cognition level. The major motivation ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Soil science
 
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This Classroom Connectors lesson plan teaches discusses how soil is formed as a product of weathering and organic processes. Students learn the differences in soils in terms of texture, mineral content, and where it is formed, and learn to develop soil profiles. The site provides goals, objectives, an outline, time required, materials, activities, and closure ideas for the lesson. The Classroom Connectors ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Soil science
 
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This activity allows students to experiment with different soil structures and discover the ability of each to carry a specific load. The Tower of Pisa is leaning because it was built on highly unstable ground right above an old river bed. Students will make their own soil mixture and see how well it supports a brick on end to learn what kind of soil is best to build on. This activity has a stated ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Soil science
 
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In this activity students collect a representative soil sample from a piece of land as an introduction to soil testing and other soil activities. Using the sampling patterns and techniques discussed in class, they will collect and label a sample of soil from their garden, lawn, or fields. Using the provided Soil Data Sheet, students will record information about their soil as they develop it. A soil ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Field activity, Lab activity
Subject: Soil science
 
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In this activity students test soil samples for percent composition of air, water, organic material, and minerals. They will record the data on their data sheet or in a notebook. Students will understand the four basic soil components and realize that these components can vary widely within a small geographic area. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lab activity
Subject: Soil science
 
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In this activity students use screen sieves to determine the percent of sand, silt, and clay in a soil sample. They then use a tertiary soil diagram to determine the generic soil name of their sample. Students will learn to use particle size analysis as a tool to determine a soil's texture and understand the role of sand, silt, and clay sized particles in a soil. The site has a link to obtain the ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lab activity
Subject: Soil science
 
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This activity involves previously collected soils from each horizon of a soil profile. The bags from one soil profile are given to a group and the students put the bags in the proper order. This involves student groups looking at each other's sample bags as well as their own and sharing information. After some discussion, during which the instructor makes certain that the students have gotten the ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lab activity
Subject: Soil science
 
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Soils are created through the interaction of climate, vegetation, organisms, topography, and time on the organic and mineral material found on Earth's surface. Because different locations around the world have different climates and topographies and support different kinds of organisms, soil types vary from place to place. Each type possesses certain defining characteristics, including color, texture, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Map, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Soil science
 
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The purpose of the handout is to identify the three major types of soils: pedalfer, pedocal, and laterite, and to understand the soil profile. This is accomplished with brief descriptions of the soil horizons and the designation of common elements to pedalfers, pedocals, and laterite soils. The handout is concluded with a discussion of soil erosion. Links are provided to the online Physical Geology ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Abstract / Summary
Subject: Geology, Soil science
 
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This field guide is useful for making or reading soil and site descriptions. The major sections address soil profile description, geomorphology, geology, soil taxonomy, soil map symbols, and field sampling strategies. Rock charts and timescales are provided to help with soil identification. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Map, Book - text
Subject: Geology, Soil science
 
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