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Elementary GLOBE Unit: The Scoop on Soils DLESE Reviewed Collection
In this book and activities set, tThe GLOBE Kids are on the trail of Scoop, an eager dog who loves to dig holes in the soil. At each hole Scoop has dug, the kids make observations of the soil, learn about soil color, texture, structure, and about the ?treasures? one can find in soil. *Activity 1: Getting to Know Soil* Students learn about soil profiles and the different properties of soil, including texture, color, and size. They will know that soil forms layers based on these properties. *Activity 2: Soil Treasure Hunt* Students learn about things found in soil, such as rocks, roots, critters, and organic material. They will understand that animals and microorganisms aid in the decomposition process that contributes organic materials to soil. *Activity 3: We All Need Soil!* Students will understand the importance of soil science and that soil is a limited resource on Earth. They will learn about soil?s function for plants and animals. The Elementary GLOBE unit was designed to introduce K-4 students to the study of Earth System Science. It includes five storybooks and 15 learning activities. The science content provided in the books serves as a springboard to GLOBE?s scientific protocols, and also provides student with an introduction to technology, a basic understanding of the methods of inquiry, and connections to math and literacy skills. Each book has associated hands-on learning activities to support learning exploration.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - artistic
    • Illustration - scientific
  • Text:
    • Book
  • Atmospheric science
  • Climatology
  • Ecology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd-000-000-000-478
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Becca Hatheway