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Dig In! Hands-On Soil Investigations

by: USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and NSTA Press

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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.

This book also contains SciLinks--Internet links, housed on an NSTA web site, that we promise to keep up-to-date and relevant to your teaching for as long as the book stays in print!

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Elementary School

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Assessment Curriculum General Science Inquiry Instructional Materials Teacher Preparation


Type NSTA Press BookPub Date 1/1/2001ISBN 978-0-87355-189-2Stock # PB159X

NSTA Press produces classroom-ready activities, hands-on approaches to inquiry, relevant professional development, the latest scientific education news and research, assessment and standards-based instruction.

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