An Epidemiological Approach to Addressing Food Insecurity


Soil Science


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  • 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.

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


Agricultural Education | Food Science

Soil Science



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