Turf Troubles

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Turf TroublesSports pitch

A sports company wish to provide a turf surface at a sports ground suitable for a range of activities. Information is required on suitable grass types and the best growing conditions. They also need to know how much water will be needed, and the effects of soil type. By investigating various conditions of plant growth the children discover which will produce the best grass.

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Resource Media type Resource size Notes
Turf Trouble: Introduction PowerPoint icon (PowerPoint) 1.7 MB Presentation to help introduce the topic.
Turf Trouble Introduction: Notes PDF icon (pdf) 89 kB Teachers' notes on using Turf Trouble: Introduction
Planning board: Best conditions PowerPoint icon (PowerPoint) 190 kB Drag-and-drop planning board for investigation into the best conditions for growing turf
Planning board: Notes PDF icon (pdf) 94 kB Teachers' notes on using Planning Board: Best conditions
Using a ruler PowerPoint icon (PowerPoint) 525 kB Presentation to help think about the correct way to use a ruler
Using a ruler: Notes PDF icon (pdf) 89 KB Teachers' notes on Using a ruler


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