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ERIC Number: ED360150
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Pages: 74
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Conserving Soil. Revised.
Soil Conservation Service (USDA), Washington, DC.; National Association of Conservation Districts, League City, TX.
This book of enrichment materials is an interdisciplinary study of soil designed for students in grades 6-9. The materials are presented in three units. Unit 1 contains eight activities in which students investigate soil science and study the social impact of soil by examining the history of land use by local Native Americans. Unit 2 contains 10 activities in which students examine soil erosion and soil conservation. Unit 3 contains six activities that examine six issues in soil conservation. Each activity is accompanied by a corresponding ditto master for student handouts and contains background information, a list of objectives, and a list of needed supplies. A list of 19 additional resources arranged by unit is provided. Four transparencies illustrating a soil ecosystem, a soil profile, a soil map, and a land use planning map for use in Units 1 and 2 are included.
National Association of Conservation Districts Service Department, P.O. Box 855, League City, TX 77573 ($8.50 per single copy).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Soil Conservation Service (USDA), Washington, DC.; National Association of Conservation Districts, League City, TX.