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9 10 11 12

Soil and Water Relationships

This lesson introduces the environmental impacts on irrigation. This is lesson 2 or 4 as a part of a larger project.

10 11 12

Design an Irrigation App

This is lesson 3 of 4. Students will be creating an app for cell phones that will provide farmers with the opportunity to learn how different irrigation methods work depending on soil type.

Soil Structure and Cation Exchange Capacity

In the first lesson of this project, students identified tillage systems and their effects on soil. This second lesson in the sequence identifies the role of cation exchange in soil fertility and examine the relationship between soil structure and cation exchange capacity.

11 12

Tillage Analysis Presentations

This final lesson in a sequence of lessons about tillage, agricultural practices and soil chemistry will combine all of the unit's content into a cohesive presentation that will prepare them for their summative course assessment. Course project soil data will serve as the foundation for the presentation.

9 10 11 12

Understanding Agriculture Irrigation Practices

This lesson introduces to students four types of irrigation methods used in agriculture. This is lesson 1 or 4 as a part of a larger project.

Tillage Practices and Nutrient Retention: An Investigation

This lesson is the third in a sequence that focuses on the relationship between tillage, soil structure, nutrient retention and production systems.

10 11 12

Putting the Aquifer to the Test

This lesson allows students to put the aquifers they built in the second lesson of this project to the test. Students will preform a titration on the water collected from their aquifer. Lesson 3 of 4

10 11 12

Create Your Own TED Talk on Aquifers

This lesson serves as the culminating lesson for this project. Students will be compiling their knowledge of aquifers to create a TED Talk about what type of aquifer is the most effective in filtering groundwater. Lesson 4 of 4.

9 10 11 12

Design a Water Molecule

Students will observe contaminated water and build a water molecule.

11 12

Groundwater Pollution

The lesson exposes students to how groundwater is polluted as well as explores common pollutants. Students will complete a lab which will provide a visual on how groundwater is contaminated. Lesson 1/4

10 11 12

Building An Aquifer

After analyzing how groundwater is polluted in the first lesson, students will be introduced to aquifers and how they play a role in filtering groundwater that has been polluted. Lesson 2 of 4.

9 10 11 12

Testing Water Samples

Students will do in depth testing of water samples collected from within their community.

9 10 11 12

Water Polarity

Students will understand and demonstrate polarity. Polarity refers to the unequal sharing of electrons within a molecule.

9 10 11 12

ASC2.4.a Paging the Plant Doctor-Examining the Role of Plant Nutrients

Plants need specific nutrients in specific amounts to maintain healthy growth. This lesson begins to investigate elements and their relationship to plant growth and overall crop yield.

10 11 12

ASC2.4.d Improving the Physical and Chemical makeup of Soil

Taking what students know about physical and chemical properties of soil students will devise a plan to increase the fertility of a soil sample.

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