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Teachers Guide to Soil Lessons
Lessons include what is soil, soil functions, soil texture, infiltration, and more. PDF, 368 KB
Influence of Soil Textures
This chart illustrates how soil texture influences its function.
Student Soil Quality Card and Teacher Guide
This is a student version of the Willamette Valley Soil Quality Card © 1998 by Oregon State University Extension Service. The student version was created with funding from the USDA Risk Management Education Partnerships Program grant.
For best results, use in conjunction with this Teacher Guide.
Soil Texture By Feel Method
An easy-to use flow chart to help you and your students determine soil texture by hand.
The Soil Tunnel Scavenger Hunt
Borrow the soil tunnel for events or invite District staff to schedule a visit. The soil tunnel is an immersive experience for students to get down in the earth to explore the many owners of the soil. This 4ft wide x 4ft tall x 8ft long PVC structure comes with a scavenger hunt activity. Click here for the scavenger hunt.
Bird and Tree BINGO
This is a bilingual English/Spanish BINGO card with fun activities students can do at-home or on schoolgrounds.
Invasive Plant BINGO
We’ve created 8 versions of this weed BINGO card to help you and your friends compete to learn the common weeds of the mid-Willamette Valley.
Native and Invasive Plant BINGO
Bring these cards on your next hike to help you become familiar with native and invasive plants of Benton County. There are 21 versions of the card so you can play with your class, your friends, your family…
Mason Bee Relay
Introduce pollinators with a focus on mason bees. Use the mason bee relay game to reinforce the concept that mason bees pollinate to gather food for their offspring.
Water Quality and Macroinvertebrates
Teach students how aquatic invertebrates can be used to assess stream health with this fun lesson.
Stream Invertebrates Graph
Print this graph to use with the macros lesson.
Stream Invertebrates Illustrations
Print up these three charts of macroinvertebrates to use with the macros lesson.