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Welcome to the Classic Lesson Plan page! Use the drop-down menu boxes below to find targeted, standards-based, lesson plans and engaging classroom resources. Secondary teachers may use the drop-down boxes or the quick-link icons below to access specific course resources.

We are in the process of moving all of our lesson plans to the New Utah Matrix. Once this move is complete, the classic view will be discontinued.

Standards Information

Grade 4


   Standard 3
      Objective 3
         Indicator b

Standard 3
Students will understand the basic properties of rocks, the processes involved in the formation of soils, and the needs of plants provided by soil.

Objective 3
Observe the basic components of soil and relate the components to plant growth.

Indicator b
Diagram or model a soil profile showing topsoil, subsoil, and bedrock, and how the layers differ in composition.

Additional Resources

Soil Texture and Water Percolation

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Students will determine the water holding and draining capacities of different soils and investigate how organic matter affects the amount of water soil will hold.