ERIC Number: ED360150
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: 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.
Descriptors: Ecology, Enrichment Activities, Environmental Education, Hazardous Materials, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Pollution, Science Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Soil Conservation, Soil Science, Worksheets
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
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Soil Conservation Service (USDA), Washington, DC.; National Association of Conservation Districts, League City, TX.