Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century

Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century

Now in the second edition, the high school curriculum offers six lesson plans designed to teach students in grades 9-12 about soil science and crop nutrients’ role in feeding a growing world. Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution.

  • Lesson 1: In Search of Essential Nutrients
  • Lesson 2: Properties of Soils
  • Lesson 3: Plant-Soil Interactions
  • Lesson 4: Plant Nutrient Deficiencies
  • Lesson 5: Fertilizers and the Environment
  • Lesson 6: Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century
Download includes:
  • Lesson Plans PDF
  • Classroom Presentation Powerpoint
  • Pre- and Post-Test Assessments
  • Flashcards Activity PDF
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Lesson Videos

Middle & High School Lesson 1: In Search of Essential Nutrients (5:32).
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Middle & High School Lesson 4: Plant Nutrient Deficiencies (8:32).
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Middle & High School Lesson 5: Nourising the Planet in the 21st Century (9:32)
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Once we start talking about soil pH, students start making connections to how nutrients are utilized, and that is key to it clicking and them getting intrigued. The NFLF lessons show the bigger picture that nutrients NPK need to be balanced.

John Bergin
High School Agriculture Teacher, Eskridge, KS

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