Natural Resources: Digging Soilby: Valynda Mayes

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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.”

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  • on Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:05 PM

This resource is short, sweet, and to the point. It looks at six different websites that offer information about and interactive ways to explore soil. I could only get three of the sites to work however, but they are good resources to have.

Gabrielle G
Gabrielle G

  • on Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:54 PM

Brief but informative article with numerous web resources to help your students discover soil and the organisms it contains. Article includes brief description of each site but does not explain how to use it the sites class. All links but one work.

Patricia McGinnis  (Pottstown, PA)
Patricia McGinnis (Pottstown, PA)

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