Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century

Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century

These six science-based lessons teach plant and soil science to middle school students, grades 5-8, in a fun and interactive manner. The Smithsonian Institution favorably reviewed all three levels of curriculum.

  • 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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NFL materials really provide a strong foundation for teachers to get the opportunity to for real world experience connected to next generation science standards.  We all struggle to find how to bundle those into a real world package, and this curriculum provides that for you, with enough hands on activities to keep it engaging.

Sue Meggers
I-35 Middle School, Truro, IA

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