Type:

Other

Description:

In this outdoor activity, learners make their own organic-rich soil. Depending on where this activity is done, learners will probably discover that their local soil is low in organic matter. Then they will determine how much organic matter (compost, manure, or leaf mold) they must add to the local soil to match the organic content of a commercial soil mix. Background information discusses soil as a mixture of water, air, minerals, organic matter and living organisms, and explains more about organic matter in soil and its necessity in agriculture and gardening. The "Branching Out" section encourages learners to followup by planting seeds or seedlings of easy edible plants such as peas, beans, lettuce and Swiss chard.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Informal Education,NSDL,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110926132900630T,Chemistry of Life,soil,Biological science,supplement,alum test,agriculture,Social Sciences,Communicating Results,Upper Elementary,Human Impact,Anthropology,compost,High School,decomposition,Elementary School,Gathering Data,Life Science,General science,Plants,Rocks and Minerals,Middle School,garden,Formulating Explanations,dirt,Education,Viruses and Bacteria,Ecosystems,Conducting Investigations,Chemistry,plants,Ecology,organic,nutrients,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,General,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,Science and society,Physical science,balance,Geoscience

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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