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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

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.

Additional Resources

The Soil Chain

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Students will recognize their relationship to soil and model the connections between common objects and the soil.