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It’s not hard to captivate children with the world of soil—many of them already love “dirt.” Plus, exploring soil requires no special equipment or field trips. Soil is everywhere, with only a shovel or trowel required. You just might need some help deciphering what you are looking at. So, get your hands messy with these resources. Most include activities that will help you explore the mechanics of soils and the myriad of organisms living in it. Soon the “eeews” will be “oohs” and “aahs.”