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Published in 2015
This PDF booklet has fun word searches, mazes, and coloring pages designed to help teach your students about soils.
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Published in 2015
Where is the water in soil? Solids, liquids, and gases, the three phases of matter, are always present in soil. Small mineral and organic particles compromise the solid fraction, and there are spaces (pores) between the solid particles. Some pores are large, and others are very small. Air and water,...
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Published in 2014
Interconnected , this described the nutrient cycles; the conversions, transformations, and movement of nutrients through the soil, abiotic and biotic components of the environment. This activity uses a qualitative nitrate to observe results of some conversions and transformations in the nitrogen...
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The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) bring great educational materials to K-12 students. Play games, do experiments with soils, and explore careers in soil science.
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This site contains soil lessons, links, resources, definitions and information grouped by topic and then grade level.
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The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is a progressive international scientific society that fosters the transfer of knowledge and practices to sustain global soils.
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Teachers Guide for Soil! Get the Inside Scoop book. Site includes readings, slides, activities related to soil properties, and biomes.
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This middle school unit provides the basics of soils all in one spot.
Grade Level   6 7 8
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This database includes over 225 instructional resources realted to a variety of soil topics suitable for all grade levels.
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This teachers guide supports the classroom integration of the SSSA book Know Soil Know Life, and includes lessons and resources for each chapter of the book
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Curricular unit that introduces students to the hydrologic cycle and urban stormwater management. Final activity culminates in student teams constructing personal rain gardens for school or home use.
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Students determine the water holding and draining capacities of different soils and will investigate how organic matter increases the amount of water soil will hold.
Grade Level   3 4 5
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Students explore various factors that influence the amount of runoff that occurs when rain falls on the landscape by simulating erosion by water.
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Students alter distribution of pore sizes in school garden soil and observe the effects of irrigation or rainfall on water infiltration/capture, runoff rate, and/or water ponding.
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This activity demonstrates how soil acts as a physical and chemical filter for water.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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This activity will help students observe the basic properties about how soils hold water.
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This SSSA video introduces the role of water in the vitality of soils, its distribution across and into soils, and green infrastructure for stormwater management.
Grade Level   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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When it rains, much of the water drains directly in the ground. But why? Try this experiment and draw your own conclusions.
Grade Level   3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Describe a watershed and delineate a watershed on a map; Identify the key factors in a watershed that impact runoff and sediment yield, describe how increased storm-water runoff affects landscapes (e.g., erosion, channel incision, sedimentation) and describe how those factors are impacted by human...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Activity that demonstrates how soil can filter impurities from water, both physically and chemically.
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