ERIC Number: ED388518
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Living Soil: Exploring Soil Science and Sustainable Agriculture with Your Guide, The Earthworm. Unit I.
Weber, Eldon C.; And Others
This instructional packet introduces students to soil biology, ecology, and specific farming practices that promote sustainable agriculture. It helps students to discover the role of earthworms in improving the environment of all other soil-inhabiting organisms and in making the soil more fertile. The activities (classroom as well as outdoor) feature hands-on exercises for participants to gain experience in the association of land management with good soil health. Self-contained background information, activities, visual masters, and some color transparencies are included. The individual instructional exercises can be used independently with units in horticulture, natural resources, ecology, management, soils, livestock systems, and cropping systems. Unit topics include: understanding basic soil biology principles; recognizing the relationship between plants, animals, and the soil; discovering the impact of tillage and nutrient management; discovering the role of earthworms in maintaining good soil health; and exploring earthworm management. Contains 16 references. (JRH)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Biology, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Environmental Education, Hands on Science, Natural Resources, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Secondary Education, Soil Conservation, Soil Science
Agricultural Education Materials Services (AEMS), Agricultural Education and Studies Department, Iowa State University, 217 Curtiss Hall, Ames, IA 50011 ($49 plus shipping, negotiable price when ordering 5 or more).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Iowa State Univ., Ames. Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.; Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Board, Des Moines, IA.; Iowa Association of Soil and Water Conservation District, Ames.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ., Ames. Agricultural Education and Studies Unit.