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Soil Resources 153

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martha mamo

University of NE
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University with graduate programs, including doctoral programs
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Summary

Introductory soil science course. Covers soil development and properties, land use, and management.

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Subject: Geoscience
Resource Type: Course Information:Goals/Syllabi
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14)
Course Type: Entry Level:Earth Science
Course Size:

71-150

Course Context:

Lower level survey courses. Total contact hours per week for each students is 5 hrs with 1 hr lecture and two 2-hr labs facilitated in small groups. Student major is as high as 15-20 with an even distribution in class standing.

Course Goals:


How course activities and course structure help students achieve these goals:

Course is large course taught in small groups, many of the activities have application questions. The three intellectual goals stated above goals will be achieved using several higher order thinking activities. Specifically:

Concepts maps (relationships, factors, impacts)

Gallery walk (data generation, observations, prediction, recommendations and reflection)

Concept sketches (field soil profile description, Influence of certain management on N cycle)

Interpretation of simulated data on N cycle and develop concept sketches on how that influences N cycle


Projects (requiring analysis, integration, synthesis, creating, reflecting)

Skills Goals


How course activities and course structure help students achieve these goals:

Reflection on selected activities
Knowledge surveys
Concept maps and sketches

Attitudinal Goals


How course activities and course structure help students achieve these goals:

Pre and post attitudinal survey developed with the assistance of ed psychology

Assessment

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