An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. This question bank provides a range of questions that teachers and students might ask about soil, farming and science.
The article Soil, farming and science – introduction has links to further resources and student activities.
The article Soil – introduction has links to articles and student activities for NZ Curriculum levels 1 and 2.
Q. What is soil and how is it formed?
Q. What is environmental pollution?
Q. How do farms contribute to environmental pollution?
Q. What do fertilisers do?
Q. Why is clover important to farmers?
Q. What are nutrients?
Q. What is the nitrogen cycle?
Q. What is the phosphorus cycle?
Q. How can science help farmers?
- Inhibiting nitrification
- Inhibiting nitrous oxide emissions
- Focusing on phosphorus
- Managing nutrients
- Managing the nutrient problem
- Nitrification inhibitors
- Reducing nitrous oxide
- Denitrification beds and walls
- Denitrification beds – a creative approach