Lessons in this Chapter:

19.1 Loss of Soil

19.2 Pollution of the Land


This is a shorter chapter.  Your child will be investigating the ways that humans impact the land and the dangers of hazardous waste.  The suggested activity is Safety’s House, a lesson plan you can use to look at some of the hazardous products you may have in your house. If you want to get your hands dirty and learn more about soil erosion, there are some suggestions in the Hands-On Activities Tab that all involve dirt and water and some require time to grow plants.


Plethora Activity Sheets

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Hands-On Activities

directions Safety’s House – This is an excellent lesson plan on the dangers of hazardous products. If you don’t want to go through the whole thing, there are several worksheets on pages 6-12 of the file you can use to look at products around your house and discuss what the labels mean.

Soil Erosion

Soil Erosion Experiment

Can Plants Help Slow Soil Erosion?