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NC Culture Kids - Weymouth Woods and the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem
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In this short video and accompanying activity and readings, students learn about Longleaf Pine Ecosystems by exploring Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve in North Carolina.

Subject:
Life Science
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Presentation
Vocabulary
Author:
NC State Parks
NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
Date Added:
11/01/2021
Natural Resources on Earth
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This lesson introduces students to the natural resources that help plants grow. Students will work in small groups to explore natural resource items and discuss their importance to humans. The teacher then shares with students a booklet about the natural environment, which provides information via a series of concept maps and allows recording of students' experiences and thoughts through both writing and drawing. Students will also read, discuss, and illustrate booklets about seeds and plants.

Subject:
Biology
English Language Arts
Life Science
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Author:
NASA Engineering by Design
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Online Video Modeling Fun Word Game- "Expression Connections" from Food, Land, and People Curriculum
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I bribed my family with brownies to participate in an educational game night! In this video, we play a farm-themed word association game called Expression Connections taken from the Food, Land, and People curriculum. Try it out with your own family or classroom, and discover how many connections exist between you and the food that you eat!

Correlations to NC Essential Standards: Depends on how the lesson is adapted, but there is a lot of flexibility in this activity to be adapted to many standards in Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies.

Subject:
Agricultural Education
Career Technical Education
Earth Science
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Vocabulary
Author:
Erin Hines
Project Food Land and People
Date Added:
12/14/2020
Peat Pots
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Students will place a peat pot in water to observe and calculate the rate of capillarity in a model of a soil. This task assesses students' abilities to make simple observations; collect, record, and represent data; use a data table to represent data; apply mathematics to solve for an unknown; use a graph to represent data; and draw conclusions from experiments.

Provider:
Performance Assessment Links in Science
Author:
SRI International, Center for Technology in Learning
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Plant Packaging
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Students will design plant packages that meet the needs of healthy plants.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Carrie Robledo
LARA CABANISS
Date Added:
03/30/2021
Properties of Soil
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This resource is a compilation of text, videos, and other elements to create a scaffolded 5E learning experience for students. In this lesson, students explore how the basic properties and components of soil support the growth and survival of plants.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Texas Gateway for Online Resources
Date Added:
03/29/2017
Puddles and Soil
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Students will determine which of several soil samples are most permeable. This task assesses students' abilities to make simple observations, collect, organize, and represent data, make conclusions from that data, and generalize about scientific concepts.

Provider:
Performance Assessment Links in Science
Author:
SRI International, Center for Technology in Learning
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Rain Gardens Part 2 - Soil Comparisons in Preparation for Creating a Rain Garden
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In this lesson, students will investigate the differences between three to five types of soil, will understand how particle size affects water movement and use, will explain how soil use can be improved through use of rain gardens, will describe community benefits of rain gardens.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences
Date Added:
04/04/2017
Rethink 3rd Grade Science - Course Package
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This course was created by the Rethink Education Content Development Team. This course is aligned to the NC Standards for 3rd Grade Science. 

Subject:
Science
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Formative Assessment
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Presentation
Student Guide
Vocabulary
Author:
Kelly Rawlston
Letoria Lewis
Date Added:
01/10/2023
Rethink 3rd Grade Science Course for Non-Robust LMS Users
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This course was created by the Rethink Education Content Development Team. This course is aligned to the NC Standards for 3rd Grade Science.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Formative Assessment
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Vocabulary
Author:
Kelly Rawlston
Letoria Lewis
Date Added:
03/01/2023
Schoolyard Field Trip: Dig Into Soil
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In this virtual resource, students will explore soil texture on their school ground, and demonstrate the connection between texture and plant growth through a kinesthetic activity.

The wakelet site features videos demonstrating hands-on activities for students to complete at school in small, socially-distanced settings. Activities may also be adapted for at-home learning. Some activities incorporate an outdoor component, acknowledging the need to balance screen time with green time to support mental health. Tips for taking your students outside can be found here: https://education.eol.org/cnc_materials/TipsForTeachingOutside.pdf

Subject:
Earth Science
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Author:
Erin Hines
Date Added:
12/15/2020
The Seed Connection
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In this three-month project, students investigate the best conditions for growing plants. Students create a problem statement, develop a study plan, test their ideas and use construction technology and computer technology as tools for research, planning, recording data and communicating.

Subject:
STEM
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Teacher Enhancement Project
Author:
Pam Urso
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Underground Adventure Soil Properties
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The activities in Underground Adventure guide students through an outdoor field study of soil life and some of the variables that affect soil biodiversity. Through these activities, students will gain experience in scientific skills such as hypothesis, observation, and inference. When done together as a unit of study, the activities are designed to help students answer this research question: What is the relationship between the soil's physical properties, environmental and human factors, and soil biodiversity?

Subject:
Earth Science
Life Science
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Ohio Resource Center
Author:
The Field Museum
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Video and Activity Demonstration: Life in the Soil
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Healthy soil is the foundation of a healthy ecosystem, and is inextricably linked to the biota found beneath the surface. This activity demonstrates an easy way to discover life within the soil.

Subject:
Agricultural Education
Career Technical Education
Earth Science
Life Science
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Demonstration
Author:
Erin Hines
Date Added:
12/15/2020
We All Need Soil!
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Students will complete several activities to better understand the importance of soil science, comprehend the relative amounts of usable soil that exists on Earth, and learn the function of soil as it pertains to animals, plants, and humans.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Globe Program
Author:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Date Added:
02/26/2019