Natural Science Activities

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These lessons incorporate audio-video oral histories of Illinois agriculture into activities about animals, plants, and soils, each in its own book section.

Haying on Sweet Farm, 1895Haying on Sweet Farm, 1895

The lesson below deals with soil science in 30 one-page activities from Purdue University. Also find and watch ISM interview clips of Ed Runge as he talks about soil types for agriculture and the origins of Illinois topsoils.

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