Students will create a management presentation to convice school board to approve Chicken Coop.
This is the fourth lesson of a four lesson series.
Students will develop a presentation for the tested soil, including soil amendments, fertilizers and application of animal waste or changes in livestock management practices to address these deficiencies or toxicities.
As part of the recommendation process, students will examine the use of animal waste as a method of enhancing soil quality, using background knowledge of nuclear processes to describe variability in nutrient availability in uptake. For any toxicities present, students will examine the chemical profiles of the elements and recommend strategies for resolving agricultural issues for those elements.
Students will use these soil management profiles as a component of their final course project as well as use them for subsequent units.