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Soils are the Pits!
In this lab, students dig soil pits in order to observe, describe and interpret a soil profile. This Starting Point page lays out the exercise's learning goals, context for use, teaching notes and tips, teaching materials, assessment ideas, references and topics covered.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Field activity
    • Assessment / Evaluation
    • Guide for instructor
    • Lesson plan
Subject:
  • Educational theory and practice
  • Soil science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-STARTINGPOINT-000-000-000-493
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Mary Savina
Carleton College