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Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century is Nutrients for Life's full curriculum resource module on soil science and agricultural sustainability. The module targets middle- and high-school students in Canada with engaging learning materials on the important role plant nutrients play in global food security and the creation and maintenance of green spaces.

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Effective Teaching Modules

Each Nutrients for Life soil and plant science module contains six lessons:

  • In Search of Essential Nutrients,
  • Properties of Soil,
  • Plant-Soil Interactions,
  • Plant Nutrient Deficiencies,
  • Plant Nutrients and the Environment, and
  • Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century.

The lessons are designed to work collectively or as standalone elements. Each lesson includes an overview of objectives and major concepts, student handouts, instructional background and teaching guides.

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Lesson guides are included with each Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century module. 

Additional Resource Materials

In addition to our curriculum resources we have developed these posters (approx. 61cm x 91 cm)  to help supplement classroom learning. Please contact Nutrients for Life if you would like to receive any of the below materials.

Nitrogen Cycle Poster

Nitrogen Cycle

Phosphorus Cycle Poster

Phosphorus Cycle

Potassium Cycle Poster


What Nutrients do Plants Need

Periodic Table Poster

How Plants Grow Poster

Apple Poster and Activity Card