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Social Media for Soils

Grades 7 thru 12

Graphic showing the composition of soil.Soil Facts — Definitions of soil and soil survey, information on careers, some basics on soil formation and classification, and a soil science glossary.

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)

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

Soils 101 — Information from Web Soil Survey’s “Introduction to Soils.”

From the Surface Down (PDF; 4.0 MB) — Provides a basic understanding of soil surveys.

Soil Health Awareness

Soil Texture Calculator

The Twelve Orders of Soil Taxonomy poster.

Urban Soil Issues — Soil concerns in urban environments.

Soil Biology Primer

Soil Quality

Soil Quality for Educators

Soil Quotations

Soil Risks & Hazards — An introduction to soil conditions that can be risks or hazards for many land uses.

External Links

Utah Envirothon - Soils
Training and informational videos to help students and advisors participate in the Utah Envirothon, an environmental and science-based competition for high school student teams.

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.

Soil Science Society of America
A resource for K-12 soil science teachers.