Lesson 4

The Effects of Plants

The details of this lesson can be found in the manual. There is also a teacher training video showing the investigation portion of the lesson.

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Additional Resources:
  • Video showing a similar experiment with plants and soil: “Erosion and Soil” – Start at 5:00 for a good root zoom-in and explanation.
  • Quick explanation of potholes creation (30 seconds): “How do potholes form?
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy video on erosion (25 minutes):  “S05E14 Erosion