Soil Science – Agriculture and Food Sciences
- Explore soil and food that is grown in your life zone. Create a map of places producing food in your area.
- Understand how soil is created.
- Discuss growing food indoors and in your peace garden for food security.
- Understand that the lack of water or rain makes growing food difficult. Soil pollution with things like oil or salt, prevents growing food. ie: Australian’s above ground irrigation along the Murray River, has brought the salt from the artesian basin to the surface, because much of Australia was an inland ocean.
land use, bio-char, and humus, top soil, loam, clay, bedrock, subsoil, weathered rock.
Assignment: What are your local soil issues?
Slideshow: Slide Show – Soil
Mindmaps: http://www.mind42.com with your glocal (global and local) issues on soil. Look for soil ideas in your local or provincial curriculum.
Substance Accounting: Tracking Form – Nutrition (Food) from Soil
- International School Peace Gardens planting food suitable to your soil type at your school. Nurture the soil first.
Science for Peace/Canadian Pugwash, Global Issues Project: Action Framework on Food and Population