Dig deeper into the world beneath your feet and explore the science of soil with these resources & learning ag-tivities!
McLean County (IL) teachers can request ag mags and soil activity kits for their classroom: Click here
Online Reading Materials
For more info:
For farmers, everyday is Earth Day – they work hard to protect our water, land & natural resources to be able to keep growing year after year. Learn more at www.ilfarmersconserve.org
When it comes to our natural resources, there’s plenty to learn!
Books to Read – set up a FREE account on www.openlibrary.org to read these online books for FREE for 14 days!
Use a 2-liter plastic bottle to make a sub-irrigated planter – a great hands-on STEM activity for students to design and build!
Recommended for Grades 6-8.
Let us know if you need lesson plans or supplies to incorporate this activity in your classroom.
In this hands-on activity, water beads of different colors represent the things a plant needs to grow and thrive.
Students put one of each color in a baggie with a seed and then watch is sprout!
Recommended for Grades 3-5.
Contact us for supplies & lesson plans:
Seed. Soil. Sun. With these simple ingredients, nature creates our food. Author Chris Peterson describes the process in accurate detail with photos to illustrate.
Recommended for Grades K-5
Plus Check out this video read along!
Contact us for hands-on activities to go with the book, including:
- Soil Sammies
- Edible Soil
- Sprout House
- Growing Letters
Request a copy of the book to borrow and activity materials here: