Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding More Than Manure - Section 2: Explore (Day 1)


While it is not necessary to conduct every single investigation, they are all fairly quick and easy to implement. I highly encourage collecting as much data as you can. Not only does it expose the students to several testing and data collection methods, but it provides a rich picture of the many components of soil, which is something many of them didn't know existed. It also allows your students the opportunity to assess as many variables as possible when retesting the soil later in the lesson.

  Do I have to do all of these tests?
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Do I have to do all of these tests?
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More Than Manure

Unit 2: Zoology
Lesson 9 of 17

Objective: SWBAT evaluate the contributions of plant and animal matter to soil.

Big Idea: Even the smallest animals can contribute to the well-being of an ecosystem!

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