Elemental Gardeners Soil can be utilized alone or in conjunction with the other six Elemental Gardeners lessons for a complete unit of study on growing edible plants and living sustainability.
In this lesson plan students will learn qualities of healthy soil and the importance of healthy soil in growing plants. Decomposition will be explored along with what clues common weeds can give us about soil quality. Students will also learn how exposure to healthy soil systems can improve our brain function and overall heatlh.
This lesson plan includes educational literature, a Get Outside Sensorial Challenge activity, a Weeds Are Clues activity, a Compost Calculation math activity, a vocabulary list, and a suggested reading list. For teachers in Virginia this lesson plan also provides SOL Math and Science Objectives alignment.