This activity directs students in performing an experiment measuring the growth of beans using too much fertilizer, too little fertilizer, and the right balance of fertilizer. Students will learn how and why farmers use the correct amount and type of fertilizer to grow crops used for our food and fiber.
Journey 2050: Nutrients This is an accompanying video for this lesson. It discusses how nutrients are essential for life. They provide energy and support the growth and maintenance of our bodies, and they are essential for healthy plants as well. Learn about the role nutrients play in our journey to 2050. (5:04)