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Soil: Teachers


Soil Videos

Journey To The Planet Earth – PBS has a great site to help you with your soil lessons. Lesson plans, teachers' guides and activities to accompany the television program.

Another great video from PBS about the layers of soil.

Soils Around the World video from WGBH.

The Smithsonian Institute has a great site about soil. Includes lesson and activities for you to use in your class.

Soil Square

Soil Worksheets and More

Worksheet about creatures living in the soil.

Here is a PowerPoint to teach important vocabulary words related to soil.

Animal burrows' illustrations for you to use on your interactive whiteboard – from Houghton Mifflin Education.


Soil Resources

Visit EasyScienceforKids.com to learn more and watch a video about soil.

Head to Dr. Dirt for teacher resources on soil and water.

Sammy Soil downloadable coloring book.

Soil4Teachers website was written just for you. Here's a whole site full of lessons and activities for your soil studies.


Soil Experiments

Investigate the properties of soil with your class – great set of experiments to determine what makes up the soil sample you examine.

Here is another properties of Soil lesson plan.

Check out this really helpful soil worksheet.

Need some soil experiments? Here are some great ones for your class.


Soil Fun

What makes the best soil for growing? Find a great recipe at garden.org.

Sing songs about dirt, make dirt pudding, make soil trading cards, and more at soils4kids.org.

Maybe this soil quiz from National Geographic will be a test of your kids' knowledge.

Here's a fruit tree soil website. Learning opportunities galore – lessons, information, activities, and nutrition information.

Dirt Pile

Rocks and Soil

Lesson from ethemes about the properties of Rocks and Soil.

Watch, Know, Learn has a great list of videos to share with your class about soil, weathering and erosion.

Soil lesson plans from the USDA.

Lots of soil resources for your soil unit.

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