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Grow Your Own Garden
Learn everything you need to start your own garden.
http://extension.illinois.edu/firstgarden/index.cfm

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Soil Types
Soil scientists describe soil types by how much sand, silt, and clay is present.
http://extension.illinois.edu/gpe/case2/c2facts2.html

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What is Soil?
Discover the components and qualities of soil.
http://extension.illinois.edu/gpe/case2/c2m1.html

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Soil Net: teacher resources
Here you will find resources that will help you deliver soil lessons in the classroom and outdoors.
http://www.soil-net.com/dev/page.cfm?pageid=teachers&loginas=anon_tap

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Soil or Dirt?
What is the difference between soil and dirt? Are all soils the same? This page discusses the different soil layers.
https://www.butlerswcd.org/education/kids.html

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Ask the Answer Worm!
In this slide presentation the S.K. worm answers basic questions about soil and soil conservation.
http://www.childrenoftheearth.org/soil-facts-for-kids/soil-facts-for-kids-i ...

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Just for Kids: Soil Biological Communities
Find everything you ever wanted to know about soil here. Learn about the importance of soil, meet some amazing creatures and check out fun activities. You can even adopt your own soil critter!
https://www.blm.gov/nstc/soil/Kids/index.html

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Why Is Soil So Important?
Join Detective Le Plant as he searches for secrets in soil. Help him uncover the important ingredients in soil that help plants grow.
http://extension.illinois.edu/gpe/case2/c2m2.html

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The Dirt on Soil
Explore the many layers of soil by going on this soil safari to test your knowledge.
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schooladventures/soil/down_dirty.html

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Soiled Again!
Detective Le Plant needs you to help him solve this soil mystery. What is soil and why is soil so important? Read the facts, examine some soil and then see if you can solve this case. Don't forget you shovel!
http://extension.illinois.edu/gpe/case2/case2.html

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Soiled Again
There's more to soil than just "dirt." Find out about types of soil, what makes up soil, and how to compost.
http://extension.illinois.edu/gpe/case2/index.html

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The Great Plant Escape
Plants are an important part of life. This site will help you find clues, do experiments, and solve problems as you journey into the world of plants. It’s lots of fun, and you get to solve a mystery!
http://extension.illinois.edu/gpe/gpe.html

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Savvy soil
Using bubble maps and creative poems students compare the physical characteristics of clay, humus, and sand.
http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/3404

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Geology
Why do volcanoes erupt? How are rocks made and destroyed? Why do rivers wiggle back and forth? What sorts of animals roamed the Earth long ago? This page answers those questions and many more.
https://www.windows2universe.org/?page=/earth/geology/geology.html

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Soil Biology Movies
This collection of 18 videos shows living things in soil: bacteria, earthworms, mites, fungi, nematodes, protozoa, and more. Most are around 1 minute in length and could be used as an introduction or for review.
http://agron-www.agron.iastate.edu/~loynachan/mov/

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How Did Life Emerge Here?
Background essay explains how soil forms and how it supports life. Students learn that environmental conditions, such as climate, affect soil. QuickTime video clip was taken from NOVA: "Hawaii: Born of Fire."
https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.earthsys.newland/ho ...

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What on Earth is Soil?
How is soil formed? How many kinds of soil are there? These questions and many more are answered in this fact filled page about soil.
http://www.epa.gov/gulfofmexico

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Soil Biological Communities for Teachers
Use this awesome resource full of activities, facts and other important information about soil.
https://www.blm.gov/nstc/soil/Kids/teacher.html

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Soil Slideshow
Play this short slideshow to help your students understand that soil is not dirt!
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/rocks-minerals-landf ...

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Gradation
These activities will have you exploring the characteristics of soils.
http://www.spacegrant.hawaii.edu/class_acts/GradationDoc.html

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Inside the Earth
This site is rich with graphics and core content that will introduce students to what lies beneath the Earth's Core.
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/earth/Inside.sh ...

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What is Soil? Soil is more than just "dirt." Go to these web pages to find out what soil is made of. See how you can study soil yourself.

 

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