Soil Teacher's Page
WebQuest for Grades 9 - 12, WebQuest Agricultural Series by Missouri Farm Bureau and Missouri State University
 


INTRODUCTION

Soil is one of the most important natural resources on the earth's surface. Animals require nutrients from plants that grow in soil. The different layers of soil provides a home for some animals such as worms and insects and provides a foundation for roads and surfaces.


MATERIALS NEEDED
Provide soil samples for students to use in Step 5.


Materials to complete the soil sampling assignment in Step 6.


EVALUATION

Rubric for Assignment 1 & 2

Competency 

YES

NO

Points Available

Points Earned

Comments

Worksheet Completion          
Soil Sampling          
Soil Texture          
Presentation          



Missouri Grade-Level Expectations (GLE)


COMMUNICATIONS
1 Develop and apply skills and strategies to the reading process


C Phonics (ST: CA 2, 3 1.6) (FR: I 6b, 9-12)


3 Write effectively in various forms and types of writing


D Summary Writing A multi-paragraph text that summarizes large amounts of information clearly and concisely (ST: CA 2, 3, 4 1.2, 2.1, 3.5, 4.1)


(FR: II 1a-c, 2a, 9-12)


SCIENCE
4 Changes in Ecosystems and Interactions of Organisms with their Environments


2. Matter and energy flow through the ecosystem


B. Matter is recycled through an ecosystem


b. Explain the importance of the recycling of nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon within an ecosystem (9-11)


5 Processes and Interactions of the Earth’s Systems (Geosphere, Atmosphere, and Hydrosphere)


1. Earth’s Systems (geosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere) have common components and unique structures


A. The Earth’s crust is composed of various materials, including soil, minerals, and rocks, with characteristic properties


a. Differentiate between minerals and rocks (which are composed of different kinds of minerals)

 


National Education Standards


SCIENCE STANDARDS
NS 9-12 6 PERSONAL AND SOCIAL PERSPECTIVES

  • Natural Resources
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NS 9-12 1 SCIENCE AS INQUIRY

  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
  • Understanding about scientific inquiry
     


HINTS FOR STUDENT OR TEACHER USE:
Variety of soil activities


What Makes Up Your Profile Activity


Soils Educational Resource

 



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This page was developed by Katie King, reviewed by Lyndon and the late Barbara Irwin and maintained by Missouri Farm Bureau.


Please address questions to Diane Olson at Missouri Farm Bureau.