Students will be able to: Understands that nutrients are the invisible building blocks that make up all living things, know that all living things need nutrients to grow and stay healthy, have ideas about where nutrients in soil come from, form a research question.
Day 1: A Challenge from GROW
Students observe soil samples, talk about where soil nutrients come from, receive a letter from a company that wants to know if dead plants can be used as fertilizer, then develop research questions.
For the class:
- house plant
For each group of 3-4 students:
- small clear bag or container of poor soil, such as sand or clay
- small clear bag or container of good potting or garden soil
For each student:
- copy of the letter from GROW
See Lesson Resources below for further details.
- A Challenge from GROW (pdf, 596 KB)