The chemistry of fertilizers

This unit intended for use in high school chemistry classes,uses fertilizer science as a tool to apply chemistry concepts to real world situations.Life and earth science concepts are applied throughout the unit making the lessons appropriate for integrated science classes.Through a series of hands-on labs and activities, practice problems,discussions and writing assignments,students learn about fertilizer chemistry as they break compounds into ions,make a fertilizer
and test various fertilizers for phosphate content.What nutrients are required by plants,how these nutrients are obtained and the issues related to fertilizers and the environment are addressed.