Soil Science Unit

Soil Science Unit
Soil Science Unit
Soil Science Unit
Soil Science Unit
Soil Science Unit
Soil Science Unit
Soil Science Unit
Soil Science Unit
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This is a 1000 slideInteractive PowerPoint presentation with built-in class notes (red slides), built-in hands-on activities with directions, built-in visual quiz, questions and answers, video links, four page homework, answer keys, lesson notes, worksheet, reading article and questions about the Dust Bowl, build a farm blank template sheet, and much more. A 125+ review game with built-in answers concludes this unit for a fantastic review opportunity.

-Note: My Soil Conservation Lesson (Build a Farm) lesson is included in this unit so please do not buy both. Not included in this unit is my weathering set of lessons. Those lessons nice to run just before this unit.

Weathering, Soil Science, Soil Conservation, Ice Ages, Glaciers Unit

This PowerPoint begins with the students getting their hands dirty right away. A fresh soil sample should be given to each student and they are asked to explore the sample and then describe what soil is made of. Soil is then described in a step by step approach (I always only try to have one point of focus per slide). The differences between soil and dirt is discussed. Soil colors are described and their meaning. The differences in color between healthy and unhealthy soil is shown. Students then participate in a series of challenge questions that have the students guess the letter of the picture that represents the best soil color for planting. Students then create a drawing in their journal of particle size. They add terms to the correct particle size that is shown in a series of slides from boulders all the way down to dust (size of the particle included). Pictures are shown throughout. Separating a mixture of soil groups based on their particle size is provided. Students first try it by hand in a tray, and then teacher comes around with some screens and the student complete the task quickly. Permeability and Porosity is described in detail. A neat activity with directions is provided that has the students investigate clay, loam, coarse sand, fine sand, and gravel to its porosity, ability to hold nutrients, work / move, and air space. The answers are then provided in a step by step process. Soil Horizons are then shown from the upper horizons to bedrock. A link to the video game Dig Dug is provided and students sketch out and label the horizons in the soil as the teacher plays. Students love watching the teacher get destroyed by the bad soil monsters. A slide for a field trip to go outside and look at a cut-bank and measure a soil horizon is provided. The second half of this PowerPoint covers soil conservations measures. A template with a Farm is provided in the PowerPoint. The teacher prints up this farm and the students create sketches / create their own farm as each soil conservation measure is covered. Great visuals and simple notes combined with the create a farm activity make this part extremely effective. Students learn about reducing erosion and restoring fertility. Student learn about conservation plowing, contour plowing, alley cropping, wind breaks, plow winds, strip cropping, crop rotation, cover crop, manure, green manure and more. A great visual quiz with answers are provided that show a soil conservation measure. This is a neat PowerPoint full of hands-on activities and important class notes. Please see my entire Soil Science and Ice Ages unit described below before purchasing this PowerPoint.

This PowerPoint includes critical notes (Red Slides), exciting visuals, challenge questions, activities with directions and more. Text is usually placed at the top of the slide so it can be read from all angles of a classroom. Color coded slides, as well as a shade technique is used to increase student focus and allows the teacher to control the pace of the lesson. These PowerPoints are meant to be as interactive as possible and ask many questions, provide built-in opportunity to review material, explain directions to activities, and much more. Transition effects are never used.

Weathering, Soil, Soil Conservation, Ice-Ages, and Glaciers Unit on TpT
Mechanical and Chemical Weathering, Soil Science, Soil Conservation, Ice-Ages, Glaciers, Glacial Landforms Unit (1800 Slides) HW, notes and much more

This unit includes all of the lessons below in one organized folder....
- Mechanical and Chemical Weathering Weathering Lesson with PowerPoint Review Game (500 Slides) HW, Notes, and more
Weathering, Soil Science, Soil Conservation, Ice-Ages, and Glaciers Unit Homework Bundle, Lesson notes, Keys, Freebies, and more
-Mechanical and Chemical Weathering PowerPoint Review Game with Answer Key (FREE)
- Soil, Soil Science, Erosion, Soil Conservation, and PowerPoint Review Game Lesson (700 Slides) HW, Notes and much more
-Soil Conservation, Design a Farm Lesson (250 Slides) HW, Notes and more
-Soil, Soil Science, Erosioin, Soil Conservation PowerPoint Review Game with Answer Key (FREE)
- Ice Ages, Glaciers, Paleoecology, Glacial Landforms Lesson (700 Slides) HW, Notes, and more
Ice Ages, Glaciers, Glacial Landforms PowerPoint Review Game
-Weathering, Soil, Soil Conservation Crossword with Solution (FREE)
-Ice-Ages, Glaciers, Glacial Landforms Crossword Puzzle with Solution (FREE)
-Weathering, Soil, Soil Science, Soil Conservation Flashcards
-Ice-Ages, Glaciers, Glacial Landforms Flash Cards

Entire Curriculum that I offer on TpT.
Entire 4 Year Curriculum, 20 Full Units, 35,000 Slides and Much More

Please visit my other posting on TpT called the Soil Science and Ice Ages Unit which includes this PowerPoint within the 1800+ slide PowerPoint roadmap, 11 page bundled homework / assessment, 9 page modified assessment, detailed answer keys, and 18 pages of unit notes for students who may require assistance that chronologically follow the PowerPoint slideshow. The answer keys and unit notes are great for support professionals. This larger file also includes two PowerPoint review games (110+ slides each with Answers), 8 .flv videos, lab handouts, activity sheets, rubrics, materials list, templates, guides, and much more. Also included is a 190 slide first day of school PowerPoint presentation. Everything arrives in editable format and can be modified to fit any curriculum or time requirement.

Areas of Focus within The Soil Science and Ice Ages Unit: Importance of Soil, Weathering, Types of Mechanical Weathering, Types of Chemical Weathering, Surface Area and Weathering, Mass Movement of Earthen Materials, Soil, Soil Color, Particle Size, Soil Porosity and Permeability, Soil Horizons, Soil Conservation, The Dust Bowl, Erosion, Deposition, Soil Conservation Measures, Glaciers, Types of Glaciers, Ice Ages, Causes of Ice Ages, Paleoecology, Glacial Landforms. Difficulty rating 6/10.

I also sell all 20 Middle-Level Science Units as a digital hard good on TpT. This includes all 20 units (50,000+ slides), in Life, Earth, and Physical Science for students in grades 5-10, This also includes 275 pages of bundled homework package that chronologically follows each unit, 175 pages of modified bundles, 325 pages of answer keys, 260 pages of unit notes, 37 PowerPoint review games (5000+ slides), hundreds of lab activities with questions and answers, hundreds of project ideas, 315 videos, hundreds of pages of handouts, First Day PowerPoint, Guidebook, and Four Year Curriculum Guide and classroom license.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Thanks again and best wishes.

Ryan Murphy M.Ed

Below are the links to the 20 units of study that I offer on TpT for individual purchase. All of these are included in the curriculum purchase.

Physical Science Units
Science Skills Unit
Laws of Motion and Simple Machines Unit
Matter, Energy, and the Environment Unit
Atoms and Periodic Table of the Elements Unit

Physical Science Curriculum
Physical Science Bundle Package (4 Units)

Life Science Units
Human Body System and Health Topics Unit
Cellular Biology Unit
Infectious Diseases Unit
DNA and Genetics Unit, Cell Division
Taxonomy and Classification Unit
Evolution and Natural Selection, Change Topics Unit
Botany Unit
Ecology Feeding Levels Unit
Ecology Interactions Unit
Ecology Abiotic Factors Unit

Life Science Curriculum
Life Science Bundle Package (10 Units)

Earth Science Units
Weathering, Soil Science, Soil Conservation, Ice Ages, Glaciers Unit
Astronomy Topics Unit
Geology Topics Unit
Weather and Climate Unit

Earth Science Curriculum Bundle
Earth Science Curriculum (6 Units)

Water, Water Quality, Rivers, Lakes, and Fish Units
Water on Earth, Properties of Water, Water Pollution Unit
Rivers, Lakes, and Water Quality Unit (Salmon, Fish, and more)

Below is a link to view this curriculum in greater detail. You will find a PowerPoint tour, how a unit works guide, curriculum possibilities, standards, and many free samples.
Curriculum Tour

Entire Curriculum I offer on TpT...
Entire 4 Year Curriculum, 20 Full Units, (50,000 Slides) HW, Notes, and much more

Best wishes,

Ryan Murphy M.Ed
Science from Murf LLC

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