Title

Soil Science

Authors

IMSA Fusion

Files

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Description

Objectives:

  • Understand that soil is composed of inorganic and organic solid material, water, and air.·Investigate the properties of the inorganic solid components of soil: sand, silt, and clay.
  • Recognize that varying proportions of sand, silt, and clay in a soil impact the soil’s ability to hold and transmit water. Experimentally determine the soil texture of a local soil sample.
  • Determine the chemical composition of a local soil sample for pH, nitrate, phosphorus, and potassium levels.
  • Analyze a given soil’s ability to support crops such as corn, soybeans, wheat, and oats.
  • Provide recommendations for amending a given soil to support the needs of various crop plants.

Publication Date

2019

Keywords

Plant Life Cycle, Agricultural Education, Urban Gardening, Middle School STEM, Soil Composition, Soil Texture, Soil Fertility, Soil Nutrients, Soil Testing, Earth Science

Disciplines

Agricultural Education | Food Science

Soil Science

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