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Length and Detail – observe a 200-word minimum (in total) with adequate length and detail for each response
- Check out the documentary Dirt! The Movie
- Based on what you learned from the movie, answer the following questions :
- Why is dirt considered living?
- Explain how a small “lens” of soil leftover from the glaciers can result in a large old-growth forest.
- Explain how the fungus mycelium makes dirt in a forest.
- What happened in the back of Clyde’s pickup truck while he was in the hospital?
- How are animals like cows essential to the formation of dirt?
- Give three examples of practical applications of the mud/dung mixtures.
- Los Angeles is mostly covered in concrete and pavement. What happens to the water that falls on the city?
- Explain the relationship between dirt, desertification, and conflict.
- How do monocultures relate to the Dust Bowl of the 1930s?
- Why does the use of pesticides and herbicides become necessary with monocultures?
- How does the use of nitrogen fertilizers result in dead zones in bodies of water?
- If the agroecology methods used successfully in Burkina Faso were duplicated in Ethiopia, how productive could the country be?
- How does the root system of an annual plant such as wheat compare to the root system of a perennial plant?
- What is the relationship between the diversity of plant root systems and erosion?
- Give two benefits of planting a “green roof”.
- Compare the types of landscapes children in urban settings use to play with those found in the rural villages of India.
- How long did it take to compost the liquid fish waste into usable soil?
- What are possible applications of the microbial fuel cells?
- The movie ends with examples of how working with the soil of the Earth can change someone’s life. Describe two of these examples.
- After going through the video, do you think Florida’s soils are healthy? Explain your response.