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Garden Science: Soil and Erosion
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In this sixth grade science lesson, students will learn the main components of soil and discuss how soil is created in nature as well as how we can conserve it in the garden.

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Activity/Lab
Author:
Kyle Cornforth
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Join a Stream Team
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Activities offer students the opportunity to learn about multiple facets of waterbodies and pollution, including aquatic life (indicator species), local concerns, and public outreach through research, teamwork, and role-playing exercises.

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Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Let's Mix Up Some Soil!
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Farms provide food, clothing and shelter for millions of people every year. Plants grown for these essential needs start with soil. Livestock that provide food for people eat plants grown in soil. Soil is a natural resource that we all need to care for. Students will learn that soil is a valuable natural resource that farmers are conscientious about caring for.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation
Author:
Brenda Adams
Date Added:
02/05/2018
Special Topics in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences: The Environment of the Earth's Surface, Spring 2007
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" A great variety of processes affect the surface of the Earth. Topics to be covered are production and movement of surficial materials; soils and soil erosion; precipitation; streams and lakes; groundwater flow; glaciers and their deposits. The course combines aspects of geology, climatology, hydrology, and soil science to present a coherent introduction to the surface of the Earth, with emphasis on both fundamental concepts and practical applications, as a basis for understanding and intelligent management of the Earth's physical and chemical environment."

Subject:
Geology
Hydrology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Southard, John
Date Added:
01/02/2011
Urban Ecosystems 2: Why Are There Cities? A Historical Perspective
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This purpose of this lesson is to understand the importance of food production and food surpluses to the origin and historical development of urban ecosystems. To understand how the exploitation of forests, irrigation waters, and other resources led to catastrophic consequences for some early cities.

This lesson was developed by Dr. Penny Firth, a scientist, as part of a set of interdisciplinary Science NetLinks lessons aimed at improved understanding of environmental phenomena and events. This is the second of a strand of five lessons.

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Anthropology
Archaeology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
AAAS
Provider Set:
Science Netlinks
Author:
Dr. Penny Firth
Date Added:
07/04/2006