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Soil at School

After witnessing John Dee Butchee’s incredible soil experiment last Saturday, I couldn’t wait for him to show the students in my classroom. The timing was perfect because we had just completed a unit on plants. 274 more words

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Water Runoff & Soil Types

Last Saturday, April 18, 2015, John Dee Butchee from the Jackson County Conservation District provided three different soil types and created this awesome demonstration about water runoff when it rains. 108 more words

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Saturday April 18 

What great speakers we had. John Butchee taught us about crop rotation. He taught us about how important cover crops are and about evaportransportation. He did experiments to teach us how to tell if crops have too much salt, water infiltration, soil pH, and how important it is to know all of this for the health of the plants. 140 more words

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Good Soil vs. Poor Soil

John Dee Butchee from the Jackson County Conservation District is an abundant source of information about soil types. Here he is discussing a good soil sample versus a poor soil sample. 40 more words

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Guar

I remember seeing Guar gum as an ingredient in various products but had no idea what it was or from where it comes….. Not anymore. I now know it is a legume that is used as a thickening agent when mixed with water. 30 more words

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Learning about the Soil and the Dust Bowl

My 6th grade class has been learning about the United States and recently covered the Dust Bowl. After having attended the Higher Ground MSP, I was able to bring in the information I learned about soil quality and relate it to the reason the Dust Bowl occurred. 37 more words

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Dirt Babies

My students, as well as the other second grade students at Washington, made their own dirt babies a couple of weeks ago. We enlisted the help of both a student teacher who was working with a fellow second grade teacher and a college student who was doing some observation hours in my classroom to help students assemble their dirt babies. 377 more words

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