ERIC Number: ED103250
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Soil, An Environmental Investigation.
National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC.; Minnesota Environmental Sciences Foundation, Inc., Minneapolis.
This environmental unit is one of a series designed for integration within an existing curriculum. The unit is self-contained and requires minimal teacher preparation. The philosophy of the series is based on an experience-oriented process that encourages self-paced independent student work. This particular unit investigates soil in relation to acidity, moisture, minerals, and organisms. Students in grades 2-9 can discover how these factors are interrelated and what effects they have on the soil through the activities included in the unit. Techniques for determining soil pH with litmus paper and the presence of soil nitrates with test kits are included. Also, students make a sample of organisms in the soil with the help of a Berlese funnel. Each activity includes a list of the materials needed and where they can be found, background information, directions, and questions for discussion. (MA)
Descriptors: Ecology, Elementary Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Investigations, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Science Education, Secondary Education, Soil Conservation, Teaching Guides
National Wildlife Federation, 1412 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Order No. 79132, $1.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC.; Minnesota Environmental Sciences Foundation, Inc., Minneapolis.
Note: Related documents are SE 018 514-534