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S.K. Worm - Answers to Questions on Soil & Stuff
This site explains the basic process of soil formation and describes some of the characteristics of soils for elementary school children. The information is provided in the form of 13 questions about soil, with the final questions addressing the issue of soil conservation. Once the student has read all 13 informational sections they are awarded a Soil Diploma.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
  • Soil science
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed to view the diploma, but is not necessary for the science content component.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Official United States Government System, which may be used only for authorized purposes. Unauthorized modification of any information stored on this system may result in criminal prosecution. The Government may monitor and audit usage of this system, and all persons are hereby notified that use of this system constitutes consent to such monitoring and auditing.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-158
Related resources:
This resource is referenced by 'Earth Science Sites of the Week Archive'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Natural Resources Conservation Service