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Crop Nutrient Calculator

Did you know that all crops require 17 nutrients to grow?
Or that different crops remove different amounts of nutrients from the soil when harvested?

Learn About Canola_Grade 7 to 9

Use Canola as a great example of an agriculture success story! Curriculum-based lesson plans and facts are prepared specifically for grade 7-9 students to pick up and discuss how canola plays a role in sustainable agriculture. Everything is provided in these free resources!

Learn About Canola_Grade 10 to 12

Canola was first developed in Canada; hence, the name ‘Can’ stands for Canada and ‘Ola’ stands for Oil.

Use these FREE, curriculum-based resources to learn about a leading oil seed that produces food for us, feed for livestock and fuel for our vehicles! 

What’s Your pH?

Students learn how pH affects nutrient uptake in plants. Students then measure the pH in soil samples and determine if/how their soil should be modified through soil amendments. Developed by National Ag in the Classroom, this grade 9-12 resource is linked to curriculum outcomes.

Soil prepared ready for seeding

Properties of Soils (Gr. 9-12)

In this hands on activity, students examine what happens to different types of soil when mixed with water. Next, students explore the components of soil (sand, silt, and clay) and examine how these particles effect water retention and air space in the soil. Developed by National Ag in the Classroom, this grade 9-12 resource is linked to curriculum outcomes.

Soil prepared ready for seeding

Properties of Soils (Gr. 6-8)

Students learn that soil is made of different components such as sand, silt, and clay and examine how these particles effect water absorption and air space in the soil. Developed by National Ag in the Classroom, this grade 6-8 resource is linked to curriculum outcomes.

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Plant Nutrient Deficiencies (Gr. 9-12)

Students will discover that just like humans, plants also need a balance of essential nutrients to be healthy. Students will also diagnose plant nutrient deficiencies, define fertilizers as a source of plant nutrients, and appreciate that fertilizers help to restore a healthy balance of soil nutrients for crops. Developed by National Ag in the Classroom, this grade 9-12 resource is linked to curriculum outcomes.

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Plant Nutrient Deficiencies (Gr. 6-8)

In this lesson, students learn about fertilizers and their role in plant nutrition. Students will also learn about the need to replenish nutrient balance in agricultural soils, and discuss how people and crops can suffer from nutrient deficiencies. Developed by National Ag in the Classroom, this grade 6-8 resource is linked to curriculum outcomes.