Get the Dirt on Soil!

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

Soil Ag-tivities

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Videos:

Earth Day

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

https://youtu.be/Sc-1NvH8sAU

When it comes to our natural resources, there’s plenty to learn!

Soil

Pollinators

Water

Earth Day

Books to Read – set up a FREE account on www.openlibrary.org to read these online books for FREE for 14 days!

 

Plastic Bottle Irrigated Planter

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.

Resource Request
Apples, Pumpkins, Pollinators, Soil, Genetics, STEM, etc

What a Plant Needs Activity

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:

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Apples, Pumpkins, Pollinators, Soil, Genetics, STEM, etc

Book of the Month: Seed Soil Sun

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:

Resource Request
Apples, Pumpkins, Pollinators, Soil, Genetics, STEM, etc
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