Detailed information on soil orders of South Carolina is available but not in a digestible format for various state stakeholders. The goal of this first-semester Creative Inquiry is to develop stakeholder appropriate tools regarding general soil characteristics of South Carolina. A poster and interactive Web map depicting and explaining the soil orders of South Carolina are the first tools produced. Both the poster and Web map are targeted for K-12 teachers as teaching aids and will accompany a lesson plan for meeting school standards. The Web map will also be available for the public to use in exploring the soil orders of South Carolina. By the end of the first semester, students will determine complete lesson plans and present a lesson to two 7th grade science classes, and will identify at what classification level will soil attributes be used to integrate in to the interactive Web map.
Reed, M.; Deason, J.; White, D.; and Park, D., "The nitty gritty of South Carolina soil orders" (2014). Focus on Creative Inquiry. 41.