GET THE DIRT ON DIRT!
Get to know a wonderful world hiding beneath our feet! This week’s activities get down and dirty to explore soil, compost, worms, roots, and more!
SOIL STORIES – What is soil made of? In this activity by Project Learning Tree, students learn about the composition of soil through a simple backyard experiement. This lesson is also available in Spanish.
Games & Activities
MAKE YOUR OWN WORMERY – What’s a wormery you ask? A wormery is kind of like a hotel for worms that lets you see how worms break down compost and other materials into new soil. Make your own using this activity from Science Sparks.
Videos & More
HOW DIRT WORKS – Take and even deeper look into how soil sustains plant and animal life, regulates water, filters pollutants, cycles nutrients and supports structures in this short video by The Nature Conservancy YouTube Channel.