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Graphic of gears with links to K-6, 7-12, College, and NCSS.Grades K-6Grades 7-12College LevelNCSS MembersSoil Facts — Definitions of soil and soil survey, information on careers, some basics on soil formation and classification, and a soil science glossary.

Soil profile showing horizons.Key Messages — Ten key messages to understanding soils in Acrobat (PDF; 4.6 MB) or Powerpoint (PPT; 17.5 MB).

State Soils — Find out about your state soil.
   • State Soil Booklets (Soil Science Society of America)

Videos and Webinars

Soil Texture Calculator

The Twelve Orders of Soil Taxonomy poster.

Painting with Soil — Jan Lang’s images of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Soils Planners — Links to planners from 1999 to present.
 

Other Links

Soil Health Awareness

NRCS Photo Gallery
Natural resource and conservation related photos from across the United States.

USDA for Kids

Integration and Application Network
Free high resolution images and vector symbols for natural resources.

Dig It! The Secrets of Soils
From the Smithsonian National Museum.

Soil Science Society of America
   • K-12 Soil Science Teacher Resources

Soil Education Resources
From the National Association of Conservation Districts.