Archive for the ‘Foundation Resource’ Category

Teacher Spotlight: Tracy Mendoza

Thursday, September 19th, 2013
"When students see pictures of starving children in Africa, it never dawns on them to ask 'why?'" This is one reason Tracy Mendoza feels teaching soil science is so important.  As a Gifted Education teacher for grades 1 through 5 at Northlake Park Community School in Orlando, FL, Ms. Mendoza is passionate about teaching students to think globally. (more…)

Teacher Spotlight: Leslie Meredith

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
"Soil is a precious resource that I hope students learn to protect so future generations may also reap the benefits," said Leslie Meredith when asked why teaching soil science is important to her. (more…)

Give me a P! Explore Phosphate Mining

Monday, April 8th, 2013
What do fire extinguishers, toothpaste and feeding the world have in common? Phosphate! (more…)

What’s soil got to do with it?

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
What’s soil got to do with it? Everything! It is a non-renewable natural resource that is the key ingredient in food, fiber and fuel production. Agriculture is the only essential industry on earth, and we must continue to share our message and methods to those who are not in the industry but consume our products. (more…)

FREE Plant and Soil Science Curriculum for Elementary, Middle, and High School

Friday, August 26th, 2011
With school back in session (thank goodness for routine) I want to remind you that I blog for the Nutrients for Life Foundation. We are an education foundation that has free resources for educators interested in bringing science to life. The Nutrients for Life curriculum, Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century, is available in three grade levels. Developed and tested by science teachers, the six-lesson curriculum makes the connection between science and everyday life. (more…)