Soil Science Education Homepage

Izolda Trakhtenberg, National Aeronautic Space Adminstration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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This site covers numerous aspects of soil science and addresses many soil related issues at a level that can be presented to school age children. Several sections are devoted to the relationship between humans and soil in terms of agriculture, society, ecosystems, and why soil should be studied. Also included are photographs of different soil types or soil horizons with descriptions that explain what is being seen and what processes may have contributed to the soil characteristics. There are a host of activities that can be performed in the classroom or out in the field. The features of this site appear to be updated frequently and present different issues, activities, and discussions relating to soil.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)
Topics: Earth surface