Educational Material on soils
Inventory of data at ESDAC (last update: 10/12/2015) - Number of Datasets: 52
Find below the list of Educational Material currently available at the European Soil Data Center (ESDAC). Some of them are freely available for download while other are restricted due to copyright rules. This list provides the Dataset Title, a Short Description and Target Audience, Publisher. Each Title is linked to the full dataset description. This list represents the current state of affairs and is by no means final in length and contents. The list will be adapted as new data will be generated or current data will be updated. In case you pocess EDUCATIONAL Material related to SOIL Awareness, you are welcomed to contact Panos Panagos.
Looking at Soil Profiles
Soil is everywhere in fields, gardens, woods. Even in pots in houses for house plants. It is what plants need for growth, but what is it actually made of? Soil is a mixture of small rock particles weathered away from rocks, with rotted (composted) vegetation, known as humus.
Target Audience: General Public
Publisher: Science Project Ideas
Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary
On-line lessons developed the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to meet the needs of lower-level undergraduate students in earth and environmental sciences
Publisher: Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Soil conservation in Europe
The state of the art of soil erosion research in Europe has recently been described in great detail in the book Soil Erosion in Europe . The present website is meant as an inventory and overview of the current state of soil conservátion in Europe. The intention is to make existing information on soil erosion control practices readily available to farmers, farmer's organisations, policy makers and other interested parties in Europe. The site is a collection of links to erosion control efforts in individual European countries that can be found on the Internet.The site only deals with soil erosion by rain, not by wind. It does not deal with other forms of soil degradation than erosion
Target Audience: Farmers, farmer's organisations, policy makers and other interested parties in Europe
Publisher: Frans Kwaad
"Dirt Doctor's" website
The Dirt Doctors: A series of exhibits aimed at raising general awareness of the importance of soils to society using novel techniques such as cartoon characters and humour to represent different soils. Comparing and contrasting human and soil health is an underlying theme through the exhibits.
Target Audience: General public, primarily but not exclusively children. We have received feedback in their use as potential educational aids.
Publisher: Macaulay Land Use Research Institute
Env-Edu.gr : Environmental Portal
Environmental Education for Primary Schools. (Perivantologiki Puli gia to Dimotiko Sxoleio)
Target Audience: Primary Schools
Publisher: University of Aegean
U'LET - LET Group (Learning, Exercise and Test system)
On-line Learning, Exercise and Test system for Training in Virtual Environment. Presents integrated university classroom education and e-learning, to give relevant and precise information to everybody, the so called blended learning. Model based on results of Summer school "Environmental and Resource Management". Combination of classroom and video recorded lectures with links to literature, case studies and tests via web and student workshops combined with field trips. With authentic software solutions they provided many technical possibilities for integrating e-learning and classroom .
Target Audience: Teachers and Students (University)
Publisher: University of Ljubljana, Center for Soil and Environmental Science
INFOVEK Slovakia Project
The aim of the Infovek Project in English InfoAge Project is to prepare the young generation in Slovakia for life in the information society of 21st century in order to prove competent in the knowledge economy, to create the preconditions for our young generation to be competitive on the forming global labour market, especially in comparison with the young people of the same age from the European Union. School is the most important place where this transformation must take place. In order to be able to provide for this hard task, the school must change itself from a traditional school to a modern school of the third millennium through the information and communication technologies .
Target Audience: Primary and secondary schools
Publisher: Association of the project Infovek - Faculty of Mathematics Physics and Informatics of Commenius, University in Bratislava and Department of the project Infovek; Ústav informácií a prognóz skolstva, Slovak Ministry of Education