Soils Lesson Plans
These lesson plans loosely coordinate with the I Dig Dirt activity book
available for download on the Conservation Education
lessons are designed for students at approximately the eighth grade level
although portions of each lesson could be modified for other grade levels.
- Soil Factors Lesson Plan: Use hands-on
examination and discussions to teach your students about soil factors
including drainage, root depth, texture, structure, permeability, slope, and
how sodium and calcium affect soils.
- Watershed Components Lesson Plan: Through
demonstration and discussion, students will learn what a watershed is, the
components of a watershed, and how vegetation and erosion affect watersheds.
- Plant Growth Lesson Plan: By developing and
conducting an experiment, students will learn what the nine plant growth
factors are and how they affect plant health.
- Land Use Lesson Plan: During a presentation
by a local soil scientist, students will learn how the soil factors affect
land use decisions. With this information, they will develop a land use plan
and defend their plan before a student "planning board."
Last Modified: 08/16/2005