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Just For Kids: Soil Biological Communities
This site explains what soil is and why it is important, describes some of the organisms that live in the soil and how they interact to provide food for plants and for each other, illustrates the food cycle, and provides soil facts in different contexts. There is an Adopt a Soil Critter section and a soil quiz. Activities include coloring, collecting bugs, observing soil color and texture, and making an earthworm farm.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Field activity
    • Assessment / Evaluation
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Ecology
  • Soil science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Information presented on this website is public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credit is requested.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-004-205
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Bill Ypsilantis
U.S. Bureau of Land Management, National Science and Technology Center

Publisher: U.S. Bureau of Land Management, National Science and Technology Center
http://www.blm.gov/nstc/index.html