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ERIC Number: ED073921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 130
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Teaching Science with Soil.
Schatz, Albert; Kriebs, Jean Oak
Prepared primarily for junior high school students and utilizing an integrated science approach, this manual offers activities for examining the ecosystem and environmental problems. With organic aspects of soils as the main subject field, it includes study of soil formation, soil fertility, soil contamination, and edaphic relationships. Most of the activities require only simple, readily available materials and encourage the recycling of many household items. The manual is organized into seven sections which deal with components of soil and how they change, our dependency on the fertility of the soil for our health, fertilizers and what they do, microbes in the soil, the presence of chelators and the process of chelation, mercury and lead poisoning of soils, and what science is all about. Experiments are written for teacher and/or student use and include discussion of the topic, procedures to follow, charts to fill in, diagrams, and numerous questions. They provide an interdisciplinary approach to environmental education from the points of view of science, mathematics, and social studies. A related document is "Teaching Science with Garbage," SE 012 305. (BL)
Rodale Press, Emmaus, Pennsylvania 18049 ($3.50)
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