“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.
“Dig In”© Hands-On Soils
Information on ordering this popular publication by the National Science Teachers
USDA for Kids
A link to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website for kids.
S. K. Worm
S. K. Worm, the official annelid (or worm) of the Natural Resources
Conservation Service answers questions about soil.
Claude’s Got the Scoop on Soil!
Targeted for young students in
grades 4-6, students learn about how soil is made, who really needs soil, and what happens to soil if you don’t
take care of it.
Communities, Just for Kids
A link to the Bureau of Land Management’s National Science and
Technology Center. The website was developed for students from
ages 9 through 11 although sections may appeal to older and younger
students. Includes a section on adopting a soil critter.
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.
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 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.
New Hampshire Soil Tunnel
Official website of the New Hampshire Soil Tunnel. The tunnel is a
mobile, interactive display that represents a “crawl” through an
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.