Dig In: Hands-On Soil Investigations available through the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) bookstore. audience is Kindergarten through Grade 4 teachers. “Dig In” provides classroom-tested lesson plans, stories, and activities about soil formation, habitats, and land use."
Soils and vegetation have a reciprocal relationship. Fertile soil encourages plant growth by providing plants with nutrients, acting as a water holding tank, and serving as the substrate to which plants anchor their roots. In return, vegetation, tree cover and forests prevent soil degradation and desertification by stabilizing the soil, maintaining water and nutrient cycling, and reducing water and wind erosion.
Are you a “Soil Health Scholar?” Find out with this new, on-line quiz! Healthy soil is fundamental to life. But how much do you really know about it? This fun, 10-question quiz will challenge your knowledge, and will help you discover your soil health I.Q. And, anyone who plays can print out a graduation certificate upon completion. Find out if you’re a “Soil Health Scholar,” a “Soil Healthy Smarty-Pants” or if you just “Love the Soil.”