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Published in 2014
Interconnected , this described the nutrient cycles; the conversions, transformations, and movement of nutrients through the soil, abiotic and biotic components of the environment. This activity uses a qualitative nitrate to observe results of some conversions and transformations in the nitrogen...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Soil science career information; resources
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Published in 2015
Where is the water in soil? Solids, liquids, and gases, the three phases of matter, are always present in soil. Small mineral and organic particles compromise the solid fraction, and there are spaces (pores) between the solid particles. Some pores are large, and others are very small. Air and water,...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Because the formation of soil involves the interaction of numerous physical, chemical, and biological processes, the study of soil provides an unmatched opportunity to illustrate connections between science and a systems approach to understanding earth processes. Soil, as the basis for agriculture,...
Grade Level   7 8 9 10 11 12
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Investigating Earth Systems approaches Earth System Science through problem-solving, with community-based models that are hands-on and inquiry-driven.In this module, students will investigate: the kinds of materials in soil, the arrangement of soil materials, the amount of water the soil can hold,...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Earth scientists play an important, if largely invisible, role in many aspects of our daily lives, such as building homes or growing food. For example, geoscientists help determine which locations would be best for undertaking these vital activities. The slope of the soil is an important soil...
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This activity introduces students to the concept of sorting materials in different mediums and the sedimentary feature called graded bedding. Students will discover that water is a good medium to separate and sort particles, and that particles behave differently in water than in air.
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Soil is often overlooked as a natural resource. Like fossil fuels, we depend on it for energy in the form of foods. And, like fossil fuels, it is nonrenewable. Soil is a delicate balance of inorganic minerals, organic matter, living organisms, soil water, and soil atmosphere. The natural development...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10
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Published in 2010
Soils are critical for many aspects of our daily life. They provide food such as grains, vegetables, and animal feed. They provide fiber for clothing, as in cotton, flax-linen, and hemp. And they provide shelter materials like wood and brick. But did you realize that soils also are an important part...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is a progressive international scientific society that fosters the transfer of knowledge and practices to sustain global soils.
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"Believe it or not, there are a lot of interesting facts about healthy soil. These informative graphics provide a glimpse of just some of those secrets -, and newspaper and magazine editors are encouraged to download and publish these graphics (royalty-free) to help their readers """"""""Unlock the...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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In this module, students will explore: the different types of rocks, how rocks are formed and how they are worn away, different types of landforms created by the removal and the deposition of rock and soil, the effect of glaciers on landforms.
Grade Level   6 7 8
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This site contains information on key ideas of weathering, erosion, and deposition. It includes percentages of students (grades 6-8 and 9-12) answering tested knowledge correctly as well as common misconceptions those students might have. Key ideas include: transportation and deposition of rock...
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Careers in the soil and environmental sciences are as diverse as there are people in the professions. We're now featuring career profiles of members , different employers, job functions, length of time in their career, education, and even hobbies. Below are perspectives of different careers, written...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Are soils like M&Msâ„¢? Yes! Typical soil colors are red, brown, yellow, or black. These colors are often not the color of the minerals in the soil but coatings of iron oxides (Fe203, FeOOH, and so on) or organic matter on particles. The minerals beneath are often quartz or feldspar, which are...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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By Esri
Pedon Vault gives users nationwide a way to share data by populating a national database of sites that can be used by educators, scientists, farmers, landowners, schools, soil judging teams, the general public and many more according to Jason Nemecek, Wisconsin State Soil Scientist. According to...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Published in 2016
"Mud. It may not seem terribly exciting, and most of us even go out of our way to avoid it. But mus is actually fascinating stuff. Why? Well, for one, studying mud can help us better understand various natural processes and phenomena. For example, the sediment in a layer of mud can shed light on the...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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The Conservation and Survey Division (Nebraska Geological Survey), the natural resource survey component of the School of Natural Resources, is a unique, multi-disciplinary research, service and data-collection organization established by state statute in 1921. The Division's mission is to...
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This teacher's guide defines what a mineral deposit is and how a mineral deposit is identified and measured, how the mineral resources are extracted, and how the mining site is reclaimed; how minerals and mineral resources are processed; and how we use mineral resources in our every day lives....
Grade Level   7 8 9 10 11 12
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There are many factors that combine to form soil, an important, slowly renewable resource. Some of these factors include climate, organisms, relief, parent material, and time. Soil provides the food, fiber, and building materials to nourish, clothe, and house Earth’s inhabitants. How does climate...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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