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Social Media for Soils

Grades K thru 6

picture created using soil crayonsSoil 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.

Soil Songs

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


External Links

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

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.

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