“SOILS - Tools for Educators” CD, Version 4.0
Information on ordering a CD that contains many of the items listed
Art using soils, soil profile cards, and other projects with soils.
This publication requires
the Surface Down (PDF; 4.0 MB) - provides a basic understanding of
Urban Soil Issues
Soil concerns in urban environments.
Soil Biology Primer
Soil Quality for Educators
Soil Risks & Hazards
An introduction to soil
conditions that can be risks or hazards for many land uses.
USDA for Kids
A link to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website for kids.
Communities, The Dirt on Dirt
A link to the Bureau of Land Management’s National Science and
Technology Center’s web page explaining the aspects and benefits of
Agriculture in the Classroom
A link to the USDA Cooperative State Research website. Includes
a Kid’s Zone and State Agricultural Profiles.
“The Dirt on Soil”
A link to the Discovery Channel. Includes sections on the layers of
soil, things under your feet, and a journey underground.
The Twelve Soil
A link to the University of Idaho’s College of Agricultural and Life
Food, Land, and People
A nonprofit organization committed to helping people of all ages
better understand the interrelationships among agriculture, the
environment, and people of the world.
A NASA Website supported by the National Science Foundation.
Part of the U.S. Geologic Survey’s website. This section is dedicated
to education and lifelong learning. Explore things on, in,
around, and about the Earth.
A link to the Agricultural Research Service website for kids.
Includes sections on the environment, farming, plants, soil, and
A link to the Forest Service’s curriculum page.
Project Learning Tree
A link to Project Learning Tree which is an environmental education
program designed for teachers and other educators.
Field Museum -
This site contains virtual movies of the exhibit “Underground Adventure”
at The Field Museum, science experiments you can do at home or school,
and even a virtual terrarium.
Links to teaching resources and activities to encourage interest in
science, soil, engineering, agriculture, and natural resources.
Utah Agriculture in the Classroom
A link that includes information on soil videos and kits available for
purchase or loan.
Association of Conservation Districts
A link to conservation education items available for purchase. Also
includes information on ordering the Education Catalog.