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Dig In! Hands-On Soil Investigations

image of the cover of Dig In: Hands-On Soil Investigations

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announce the release of Dig In:  Hands-On Soil Investigations.

This lively, 129-page softbound book, a bestseller when it debuted at the 2001 NSTA convention in St. Louis, will assist educators across the nation in teaching scientifically accurate soil and soil conservation information in an enjoyable way. The book is available from NSTA by calling or writing.

National Science Teachers Association
1840 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201-3000

phone: 1-800-277-5300
website: NSTA Book Store

The book’s target audience is Kindergarten through Grade 4 teachers. “Dig In” provides classroom-tested lesson plans, stories, and activities about soil formation, habitats, and land use. The book also discusses animals and plants that depend on soil. The book’s activities are interesting and fun and lead to a greater appreciation of the value of soil. Activities meet National Science Education Standards. NSTA is the world’s largest organization promoting science teaching and learning for all. The 53,000-member association publishes four journals, a newspaper, and many books and publications for teachers.