Guide to Soil

How to Use This Module


Video Clip

Situation for Activities

Activity 1: Soil Scenario

Activity 1: Soil Scenario Key

Activity 2: Home Inspection /Interview

Activity 2: Home Inspection /Interview Key

Activity 3: Using Math to Get to the Source

Activity 3: Using Math to Get to the Source Key

Activity 4: Mapping

Activity 4: Mapping key

Activity 5: Lead Abatement

Geographic Information System

Lead Swab Lab

Lead Extraction Lab

Creative Writing: Malade Papillion

Critical Reading

Stakeholder Debate

Sunshine State Standards

Related Links



Soil Module: Related Links
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry - Public Health Statement: Lead
A public health statement regarding lead issued by the Center for Disease Control's Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. The statement includes information on sources of lead, means of becoming poisoned with the substance, medical tests for lead poisoning, harmful levels of lead, etc.

California Poison Control System: Lead Poisoning
This site contains a lot of information on lead poisoning, including answers to frequently asked questions, common myths, common sources of lead exposure, common symptoms, etc.

Lead Prevention Outreach Program
This program is a project of the National Safety Council’s Environmental Health Center. "This year, our program targets minority and underserved populations, including the African American, Asian-American and Pacific Islander, Latino, and Native American communities. EHC plans to hold outreach meetings and training sessions that will give community-based organizations the tools and skills to enable them to plan and execute successful lead poisoning prevention programs in their communities."

Alliance for Healthy Homes
The Alliance for Healthy Homes works to protect children from lead and other home environmental health hazards. A national, non-profit public interest organization, the Alliance advocates for policy solutions and builds the capacity of communities to prevent in-home hazards from harming the health of children, their families, and all residents.

American Family Physician Homepage You can search this Academy of American Family Physicians' online journal for articles on many health issues, including lead. One such article found in the August 1, 2000 issue is called Preventing and Treating Lead Poisoning in Children.

Archives of Environmental Health: International Journal This online journal "consolidates the latest research, both nationally and internationally, from such varying fields as epidemiology, toxicology, biostatistics, and biochemistry." Relevant articles include "Secular trend in blood lead levels in a cohort of Mexico City children" published in the May-June 1998 issue.

Teaching Tools is a website of "Teaching Guides that may be used with or without Phillips Petroleum's educational videos." Two of these guides are for activities dealing with lead pollution. Living Unleaded is a teacher's guide with activities designed to complement the 20-minute video, The Truth about H2O. Locating Sources of Lead is a classroom activity that includes a survey that students can use to check for possible lead sources in their home environment.