Soil Science Society of America - Here is a bank of many lessons and hands-on activities all about soils and topics related to soils. These materials include lessons and activities are posted directly by SSSA as well as external links to materials that we have reviewed and recommend. You can search for materials by grade level and/or subject and/or type of lesson. Have a look and give it a try!
We have developed a Teacher's Guide for use in the classroom based on the Soil! Get the inside Scoop! book for kids. Information includes objectives, glossary, test questions/worksheets, and Powerpoints - complete with teaching notes! Go to the Teachers Guide for Scoop!
Purdue Soil Health provides hands-on soil health educational activities for high school teachers, a photo and video library, and general information about Purdue soil health research and educational workshops. Goals:
NRCS Soil Health Kit Guides and Videos help teachers and educators implement their soils curriculum. Each guide includes an introduction to the soil property, discussion of the inherent and management factors influencing it, and explanation of the property's relationship to soil function. The educator's guides also include detailed information on a method to measure the soil property and interpretations of the test results. Helpful to educators, the guides double as lesson plans with thought-provoking questions so students can start to apply what they have learned. Videos cover the concepts and soil properties from overview to testing.
UC Davis Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program -
ATTRA is a program developed and managed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT). The majority of funding for ATTRA is through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service. We are committed to providing high-value information and technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, Extension agents, educators, and others involved in sustainable agriculture in the United States.
Soil Health Institute - The goal of this section is to provide convenient access to useful information and educational tools for all interested in soil health. We invite you to recommend additional resources, update information in this section by contacting us at the bottom of this page, and refer to this always-changing section whenever you need information on soil health. If you are an agronomist, agricultural economist, soil scientist, environmental researcher, or policy analyst, you also may wish to visit the Research Landscape Tool, which is the scientific research library on soil health. We also invite you to bookmark Soil Health 360, which is a quick-link to current publications, videos, and information on soil health.