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This site provides illustrated information about soil orders and their global geographical distributions. Visual resources may be incorporated into lectures, labs, or other activities. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, Photograph, Visualization - scientific, Abstract / Summary, Clearinghouse
Subject: Soil science
 
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This site features Flash animations that illustrate the development of soil horizons and their characteristics. Animations depict the processes of eluviation and illuviation, soil thickness and biomantle development, and a typical progression of soil profile development from bedrock to mature soil. These visual resources may be suitable for integration into lectures, labs and other teaching activities. ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Abstract / Summary, Clearinghouse
Subject: Soil science
 
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This animation provides an interactive ternary diagram that shows soil texture classifications for different silt, sand and clay content levels. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Abstract / Summary
Subject: Soil science
 
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This site provides a collection of audio, visual, and informational resources about soil erosion. Animations and MPG movies cover topics including the migration of African dust across the Atlantic, bank erosion, rain splash erosion, dune sand saltation, and the physical and cultural effects of erosion in Haiti. The site also features audio and visual files about the Dust Bowl during the 1930's as ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Video, Visualization - scientific, Abstract / Summary, Oral history, Clearinghouse
Subject: Soil science
 
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This NSF funded biocomplexity project seeks to understand the complex linkages between biogeochemical cycles, vegetation, disturbance, and climate across the full summer temperature gradient in the Arctic in order to better predict ecosystem responses to changing climate. The project examines the complexity associated with self-organization in frost-boil; complexity associated with interactions between ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, Photograph, Abstract / Summary, Proposal, In-situ dataset
Subject: Biology, Climatology, Cryology, Soil science
 
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Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) is a research and education grants program. The goal of the program is to advance farming systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities. The website includes funding opportunities for farmers, ranchers, educators and students. Funded projects are searchable by region or topic and include reports, summaries and proposals. ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Abstract / Summary, Proposal, Report, Non-profit portal
Subject: Agricultural science, Environmental science, Soil science
 
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This program is designed to help farmers and ranchers determine what environmental risks may exist in their operations. Topics include livestock waste disposal, water well safety, nutrient management, pesticide use and petroleum storage. The website features training materials and slide shows, an electronic newsletter, case studies, and information about signing up for the Farm-A-Syst voluntary assessment ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Ref. material, Clearinghouse
Subject: Agricultural science, Environmental science, Hydrology, Soil science
 
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This thirties era US Government film from Kansas State University chronicles the boom and bust agriculture on the High Plains. The first section of the film is devoted to the establishment of mechanized agriculture and how it contributed to crop productivity gains. The final section of the film recounts bleak dust bowl conditions, including the migration of displaced farmers. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Video, Sound
Subject: Agricultural science, Environmental science, Human geography, Soil science
 
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This is the home page for a geomorphology course for upper level undergraduates and graduate students at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. The site contains a syllabus, course goals and objectives, illustrated lecture notes, a course schedule and policies of the class. Topics covered include stream flow, karst landscapes, glacial landforms, soil properties and slope stability. Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Course, Presentation / Demo, Syllabus
Subject: Cryology, Physical geography, Geology, Hydrology, Soil science
 
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This site provides information on the geology in and around the national parks. Sections of the web site are devoted to programs about disturbed lands restoration, mineral and resource management, and geology and soils. A collection of educational activities and teacher resources encourage teaching science using the national parks as examples. The web site also includes a park geology tour that allows ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for field trip, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan, Ref. material, Government portal
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Geology, Paleontology, Policy issues, Soil science
 
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