Farming Biome - Crop Selection based on Soil Types PBL Project

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Farming Biome - Crop Selection based on Soil Types PBL Project

Through this PBL students will explore basic information about soil and how they are categorized, do a soil analysis to determine nutrient availability and water holding capacity, and research to determine what crops to plant in their culminating project biome. As the conclusion of this soil unit, students will have had variety of exposure to different types of soil and their relationship to the environment. The students will implement their crop selection plan, based off of their soil type, water and economic factors. Lesson #1: Students will be able to analyze and explain the different soil types. Students will learn basic information about soil and how they are categorized. Lesson #2: Students will be able to test and explain soil for nutrients for successful plant production. Students will able to test and explain soil in relation to the cycles in relation to the soil food chain. Lesson #3: Students will be able to research agriculture crops and their ecological factors. Students will be able to create an brochure describing their farm biome plan. Lesson #4: Students will be able to implement their crop selection plan, based off of their soil type, water and economic factors. Students will be able to plant their plot and will monitor for germination rate, to determine the success of their environmental biome potential. This project is brought to you by Natalie Borba with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by Team Lead Laura Gallardo.
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