ERIC Number: ED399141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Soils Alive! From Tiny Rocks to Composting. Cycling Back to Nature.
Horton, Robert L.; And Others
This environmental sourcebook contains activities focusing on the living and nonliving components of soil and their relationship to the earth's natural cycles. The materials contained in this guide are for use with youth ages ten and older and are designed to stimulate a sense of stewardship for the environment through group discussion, role playing, experimentation, demonstration, and simulation. The material starts with the tiny rocks and other inorganic materials found in the soil. From there the curriculum progresses through organic materials, interdependencies, and composting. The five chapters are: (1) "Rocky Beginnings: Soil's Non-Living Components"; (2) "Soil Boosters: Soil's Organic Components"; (3) "Don't Eat Those Mudpies: Soil's Living Components"; (4) "From Soil to Supper: Our Reliance on Soil Organics"; and (5) "Cycling Back to Nature: With Organic Residue." Contains a brief resource list and glossary. (JRH)
Descriptors: Demonstrations (Science), Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Science Activities, Soil Conservation, Soil Science
National 4-H Council, 7100 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National 4-H Council, Chevy Chase, MD.