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Oh my goodness...I am in LOVE with this experiment idea!!!!! I can't wait until Earth Day and our Lorax unit!!!! :-)

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Mondo grass is a sod-forming perennial that serves as a hardy and attractive groundcover in a garden or backyard setting. As an alternative to regular grass, mondo is a low maintenance turf that never needs to be mowed.

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Similar to a sieve, the willows allow water to flow through but trap the sediment back. Within a year, these structures can trap up to 10cm of sediment. Over time, this increases as the willows become more established and more sediment can be kept back. After 20 to 30 years, the vegetation will have complete cover and sediment erosion is almost completely stopped.

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from cleveland.com

Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District has painted rain barrel display and auction

an inspired rain barrel design by Launie McDevitt and Lisa Ruschman

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Earthworms are beneficial to have in your garden soil. They help air and water flow through the soil.

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from Babble

25 At-Home Science Experiments

Science experiment on soil erosion – Tremendous visual impact due to its simplicity, it demonstrates the relationship between precipitation, soil erosion, and vegetation.

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A graphic depicting the traits that make one soil healthy and another unproductive.

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from Teachers Pay Teachers

Rocks and Minerals Foldable/ Rocks and Minerals Unit: Types of Rocks Foldable

These rocks and minerals cootie catchers are a great way for students to have fun while learning about the different types of rocks and minerals.

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What's the "Dirt" on Soil? (from Chalk Talk: A Kindergarten Blog)

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Healthy soils are the foundation of the food system. Our soils are the basis for agriculture and the medium in which nearly all food-producing plants grow. Healthy soils produce healthy crops that in turn nourish people and animals. Indeed, soil quality is directly linked to food quality and quantity.

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