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ERIC Number: EJ888288
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Soil Is More than Just Dirt
Taylor, Carrie; Graves, C. John
Science Scope, v33 n8 p70-75 Apr 2010
This article describes a series of activities in which students investigate soil, culminating in the biomimicry of reducing landfill waste. After students learned about soil's ecosystem structure and the function of its food web with nutrient cycling and decomposition, they discovered that they know a solution to reduce the trash in landfills by 50% and turn "waste" into a useful resource. This was accomplished by imitating the soil food web through composting. (Contains 3 figures and 5 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A