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Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom

Kansas Lesson Plan

Soil Under Your Feet

Lesson Plan
Students will watch an "Apple Land Use Model" demonstration and the division of an apple into the parts of the earth's surface to learn about the limited natural resource of topsoil available for growing all the food, fiber, and lumber for our ever-growing earth population. Through listening, observing, writing, and speaking, students will study the surface of the earth and the available land for agricultural use.

Suggested Grade Level



45 minutes


Science, English Language Arts


  1. List the parts of the Earth's surface
  2. Describe topsoil
  3. Identify types of land
  4. Tell a story about land use
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