Using Earth's Resources: What are the Tradeoffs? Documents

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Using Earth's Resources: What are the Tradeoffs? 

published by the New York Science, Technology, and Society Education Project

This teacher's guide and education module contains student problem-solving activities related to the use of the Earth's soil and mineral resources. These materials are developed for use in middle schools. The materials are divided into three units covering the local use of natural resources, the importance of minerals and soil, and sustaining these resources. The units each contain several activities, teaching tips, supplementary resources, and interdisciplinary connections. A sub-set of these activities constitute a project on locating a highway.

The top document on this page contains the Introduction and Table of Contents. The Primary Documents link can be opened to access the units for this module.

This is one of several similar modules and activity books regarding science, technology, and societal issues.

Last Modified July 3, 2012

Primary Documents (4)

Unit 1: Our Location on the Land 

This unit involves student exploration of their local surroundings

Free for non-commercial use with attribution.

Published January 1, 1997
Last Modified July 3, 2012

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Unit 2: Soils and Mineral Resources 

This unit involves studies of properties of soils and minerals, and their importance.

Free for non-commercial use with attribution.

Published January 1, 1997
Last Modified July 3, 2012

Unit 3: Local Stewardship 

This unit involves students in developing ways for sustaining soil and mineral resources understanding the decisions involved

Free for non-commercial use with attribution.

Published January 1, 1997
Last Modified July 3, 2012

Supplemental Resources 

Technology tools, reference materials, and other supplements to the Earth's Resources module.

Free for non-commercial use with attribution.

Published January 1, 1997
Last Modified July 3, 2012