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ERTV Web Site
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Environmental Response Television provides video programs of environmental events. They have an extensive list of videos including the Mercury Video News Release. They also produce "The Environmental Response News Magazine" which is a quarterly program that...
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Internet Glossary of Soil Science Terms
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Glossary - List - Web site
Summary: Browse the glossary or search for a specific term from this URL. PDF documents for soil-specific tables (pore size classification,classification of rock fragments, shapes and size classes of soil structure, soil water terminology and more) and convenient conv...
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Soil Education
Type: Web site
Summary: A variety of links are provided for lesson plans on soil education. TheLinks provide resources for understanding soil, agriculture and gardening with lessons, curricula, songs, puzzles and more.
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Soil Module from AMBIENT
Grade Level: High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Database - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: The AMBIENT curriculum soil module evolves around the scene of a legal action regarding an old hazard, lead poisoning of kids. Several news videos are included and lessons and problem solving are developed around these resources.
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Soil Pollution
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: A powerpoint presentation from the University of Minnesota provides an overview of pollution issues. The photos are not the best quality, however, the information combined with the photos will introduce high school students to factors contributing to soil pol...
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State Soils
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Each state in the United States has selected a "state soil" with 20 having been legislatively established. These soils share the same distinction as official state flowers, trees and birds. For example the Drummer Soil Series was established because it is th...
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Testing for Chemicals in Soils
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Materials - Experiment
Summary: Use sight, touch and chemical test kit to evaluate and classify soil types.
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WISE Website
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: WISE (Whole Systems Integrated Sustainable Desicn for Education) is a website tool for students and teachers to learn about and implement sustainable design projects. Students will observe, analyze resources, record findings, learn about sustainability, and p...
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Help Desk Questions

Can you recommend any on-line activities/web pages/web quests dealing with water erosion for 4th and 5th grade students?
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