Soil Resources for 5-11 years old

Soil carbon soil security foundation.
Film & Video

Soil Security

Why soil carbon is important.
Nematodes soil food web claymation.
Film & Video

Soil food web

Soil food web.
Soil animals photography
Photographs & Photo journalism

Soil life is Beautiful

Soil organisms are gorgeous.
Lesson

Introduction to Soils Presentation & Teaching Notes

Presentation slides on soil biology and the importance of our soils with accompanying teaching notes .
Activity

Activity worksheet to introduce soils

A range of activities to engage young minds with soils.
Film & Video

A nation that destroys its soil destroys itself

A short video on how healthy soils can mitigate flood risk.
Film & Video

Soil and Flooding - Durham University & Hotspur Primary School

A video presenting the importance of soil health for flooding prevention.
Film & Video

Vermicompost - Life in the compost bin

A video showing two weeks in a typical vermicompost.
Film & Video

Bioturbation - Worms at Work - With and without fauna

A video showing bioturbation and the difference worms make in this process
Film & Video

Changing Attitudes to Soil Health

An animated video on why ensuring our soils are healthy can help mitigate climate change.
Lesson

Soil 4 Teachers

Lessons and activities about soil and soil-related topics for a range of ages.
Activity

Soil Quest

An online quest for students to learn about soil health and how to restore it in a fun and engaging way.
Lesson

LEAFed Rocks and Soil

An e-book on soil properties and the importance of soil.
Activity

Super soil: on farm activities

An introduction to soil and on-farm activities to assess soil quality and type.
Lesson

BBSRC Science on the Farm poster: SOIL

An introduction to soil and on-farm activities to assess soil quality and type.
Lesson

BBSRC Science on the Farm poster: SOIL (welsh version)

A poster showcasing the importance of soil health and how it can be improved on farms.
Activity

Much of a mulchness: GROW inside outside

A school garden activity using different materials to cover the soil to discover which is best at trapping moisture.
Activity

Vidigrow: Gardening videos

A YouTube channel that links gardening activities to the school curriculum.
Activity

Farmer Time

Free fortnightly video calls between farmers and classrooms. Bringing the countryside to life.
Activity

Soil Profile

Free fortnightly video calls between farmers and classrooms. Bringing the countryside to life.
Book

Under Our Feet: Soil by Kirsty Holmes

A book designed to teach about soil and linking it to school curriculum.
Book

Explore Soil! With 25 Great Projects

In 'Explore Soil! With 25 Great Projects', young readers learn what this substance is made of and how vital it is to our own lives.
Book

Dirt: The Scoop on Soil by Natalie M Rosinsky

Dig into the wondrous world of dirt!
Book

RHS Under Your Feet

Under Your Feet delves beneath the Earth’s surface and explores the diverse wonders hidden there.
Book

Compost: A Family Guide to Making Soil from Scraps by Ben Raskin

Set your family on the path to a planet-friendly lifestyle with this fun guide to compost.
Book

The Street Beneath My Feet by Charlotte Guillian and Yuval Zommer

A children's non-fiction book to teach them about the earth beneath our feet.
Film & Video

Introduction to Soil: Part 1

What is soil anyway?
Film & Video

Soils host a quarter of our planet’s biodiversity

Invisible soil life
Film & Video

The Living Soil Beneath Our Feet

Invisible soil life.
Film & Video

Soils Are Living

Soil animals big and small!
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