Lesson Plans

Scoop on Soil Game

The game starts in Claude’s room. From there, kids can visit the Soil Erosion Room, go up top to the outside world to see Soil at Work or venture down deeper to the amazing Soil Factory. Each area includes cool photos and video clips that explain basic soil concepts. By using the arrows at each side of the bottom of the screen, kids can roam within Claude’s world to explore and learn more. No matter where you go in Claude’s world, there are wild things to see and lots to learn!

For Users Who Want to Dig Deeper…
Within the game are opportunities to learn more. Periodically, an icon that reads “Do you want to know more?” pops up. If selected, Claude provides more technical information on the subject. View included educational materials to learn even more.


Uses
This game can be used by educators in a classroom setting or by children and families at home. It can be used by one person or in group settings. It can be posted onto a website to be used online or downloaded for private use.

Purpose
The purpose of the game is to raise awareness about the importance of our nation’s soil resources.

Audience
Age 3 – 103. “Scoop on Soil” can be used and enjoyed by everyone! For educators, NRCS recommends use of the game for grades 4, 5, 6, and 7.

System requirements

Windows:
Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP
Pentium III 500 MHz
128 MB RAM
Display capable of 800x600 resolution at 16-bit color

Macintosh:
Mac OS 9.2, 10.2 - 10.3
G3 Processor
128 MB RAM
Display capable of 800x600 resolution at thousands of colors


Time needed
Most users can explore all areas of the game within 10 minutes. Many find they like to stay longer or revisit favorite places.

Download and game play instructions
To download for Windows and play the game:

Download the Scoop on Soil game for Windows (22.l MB) ...

To download for Macintosh and play the game:

Download the Scoop on Soil game for Macintosh (24.6 MB) ...

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