Web Soil Survey lesson plans and instructor guide: Developing learning tools for undergraduate soil science classes

dc.contributor.author Saumweber, Nicholas
dc.contributor.department Agronomy
dc.contributor.majorProfessor Richard Cruse
dc.date 2019-09-22T17:39:07.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T01:33:28Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T01:33:28Z
dc.date.copyright Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2019
dc.date.issued 2019-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Teaching soil science can often be a challenging endeavor. It can be difficult to teach about a resource that can’t always be seen. One of the most powerful tools that can be used to help teach soil science to undergraduate students is Web Soil Survey offered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service. This proposal presents an instructor’s user guide for utilizing Web Soil Survey as a teaching aide in undergraduate soil science classes. The user guide consists of three parts. The first is an instructor user guide to be given by the instructor prior to lessons one and two. Lesson 1 is a group lesson where students use the instructor guide as a reference to collaborate and understand the basics of Web Soil Survey. Finally, lesson two is an individual assignment where students take the lessons they learned from the previous two lessons and incorporate them into a real-world scenario where they must act as a realtor and try to sell a piece of land of their choice to one of three clients. The goal of this user guide is to assist undergraduate soil science instructors by providing them with a user guide on how to supplement their teaching of soil science using Web Soil Survey.</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 1159
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/16784
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dc.subject.disciplines Agronomy and Crop Sciences
dc.subject.keywords Web Soil Survey
dc.subject.keywords Instructor Guide
dc.subject.keywords Lesson Plan
dc.subject.keywords Soil Science
dc.title Web Soil Survey lesson plans and instructor guide: Developing learning tools for undergraduate soil science classes
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