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You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Dirt!
Without dirt, or soil, life would have developed differently and we humans probably wouldn't be here at all. Soil supplies a surprising variety of raw materials for making things and provides the foundation for growing the plants that feed us. This book is full of information about the ways soil has been used by humans over the centuries. Each spread highlights a different topic, including types of soil, life in the soil, growing plants, soil erosion, and protecting soil resources for the future. Many sections also include suggestions for activities that can be used to further explore soil in the classroom.
Lessons Associated with this Resource
- Caring for the Land
- Color in the Garden
- Dark Days
- How Much Is Dirt Worth? (Grades 3-5)
- Keeping Soil in Its Place
- Secrets to Healthy Soils
- Soil Texture and Water Percolation
- The Soil Chain
- What Makes Up Your Profile?
- What's in Soil?