Apr 10, 2012 by
Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Editorial Board
Introductory learning resource for irrigation water use in the United States. Outlines demand and importance of irrigation water in agriculture.
Type of Material:
Identify Major Learning Goals:
documentation of demand for irrigation water
Target Student Population:
Middle school and above
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Evaluation and Observation
provides clear and straight forward description of irrigation water demand
documents the importance of irrigation water.
provides link to reference materials
Incomplete coverage of irrigation systems. Seems to focus only on a couple of systems.
Need to expand coverage and assessment of irrigation systems.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Links to other resources
high quality graphics
well written and concise
No evident learning objectives
Use likely limited to reference material
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Appropriate for wide range of audiences, middle school and above.
may not offer sufficient detail for a more advanced audience.
Comments from Author:
Okay, thanks a lot for including our US Geological Survey Water Science page about irrigation in your resource.
I read it over and the concerns the reviewers expressed are all valid.
So, yes, please post this article and the reviews, too.