|Type of Product:||NSTA Press Book (also see downloadable PDF version of this book)
based on 1 review
|Grade Level:||Elementary School
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Give students the dirt on soil with a practical book that brings new meaning to the term "hands-on." Using these 12 activities and two original stories as guides, kids will soon be up to their elbows in the study of soil formation, habitats and land use, animals that depend on soil, plants that grow in soil, soil science, and soil conservation. Each teacher-tested lesson plan offers helpful background, assessment methods, and suggestions for further exploration.
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|Intended User Role:||Curriculum Supervisor, Elementary-Level Educator, Parent, Teacher
|Educational Issues:||Assessment of students, Classroom management, Curriculum, Inquiry learning, Instructional materials, Teacher content knowledge, Teacher preparation
How to Use This Book
Maps for Learning
Correlations with the National Science Education Standards
Section I – What Is Soil?
Lesson 1: Soil Searching
Lesson 2: Scenic Soil
Lesson 3: Soil Supreme
Section II – Who Uses Soil?
Lesson 4: Lofty, Level, and Lumpy
Lesson 5: Life on the Land
Lesson 6: Plant a Plant
Story: “The Trees Speak”
Section III – What Lives in Soil?
Lesson 7: Animal Apartments
Lesson 8: Living Links
Story: “Sara, Queen of Corn”
Lesson 9: Watching Worms
Section IV – Where Is Our Soil Going?
Lesson 10: Going, Going, Gone?
Lesson 11: Soil Scientists
Lesson 12: An Outdoor Learning Center
Appendix A: Glossary
Appendix B: Resources
||Dig In! Hands-on Soil Investigaitons
||Reviewed by: Deborah (Arlington Heights, IL) on July 15, 2008
||This is a marvelous book. I was doing a special unit on soil and it's importance last spring. My class loved the activities and experiments. I highly recommend it!
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