Grades K thru 6

“SOILS - Tools for Educators” CD, Version 4.0
Information on ordering a CD that contains many of the items listed here.

Lesson Plans
Art using soils, soil profile cards, and other projects with soils.

Soil Songs

S. K. Worm
S. K. Worm, the official annelid (or worm) of the Natural Resources Conservation Service answers questions about soil.

USDA for Kids
A link to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website for kids.

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 underground world.

External Sites

“Dig In”© Hands-On Soils Investigations
Information on ordering this popular publication by the National Science Teachers Association.

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.

Soil Biological 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.

“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. 

Field Museum - Underground Adventure
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.

Dr. Dirt
Links to teaching resources and activities to encourage interest in science, soil, engineering, agriculture, and natural resources.

National Association of Conservation Districts
A link to conservation education items available for purchase. Also includes information on ordering the Education Catalog.