Introduction to Soils class material

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
9 10 11 12
Organization:United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Summary:This unit was developed to teach high school students how soils develop and provides links between soils, climate, vegetation, and geology. It includes a field exercise where students can sample and characterize their local soil and relate different soil processes to their local environment.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 3
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS2-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Stability and change
Subjects: soils
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