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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 a
         Indicator e

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 a
Observe and list the components of soil (i.e., minerals, rocks, air, water, living and dead organisms) and distinguish between the living, nonliving, and once living components of soil.

Indicator e
Research and investigate ways to provide mineral nutrients for plants to grow without soil (e.g., grow plants in wet towels, grow plants in wet gravel, grow plants in water).

Additional Resources

Secrets to Healthy Soils

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Students will understand that the diversity of life in soil contributes to soil fertility.