Erosion: Learn the Importance of Dirt
Dirt is one of our most important national resources. Soil. The place where our food is grown. Learn about one of the most important moments in Agricultural science and history with Erosion!
Erosion is a lesson about the Dust Bowl, when farmers all across the American Midwest struggled to grow crops because of drought and poor soil. No one knew how to fix it.
Except for Hugh Bennett. He had spent decades studying the soils of different states, and was able to create a nation-wide map of soil composition. With this research in hand, the land could be managed and the soil conserved.
But to do that, he needed the aid of the government.
And all he had to do to convince them was to wait for the wind.
This lesson in science and history will prove valuable to students. Erosion tackles the theme of identifying a problem, conducting research, and fixing what went wrong. The picture book also highlights the importance of soil conservation and preventing its erosion.
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