Other Helpful Links Related to Soils
UNL Plant & Soil Sciences eLibrary (Featuring a variety of soil lessons)
NEW: Comprehensive Soils Powerpoint from Oregon State University
NEW: Healthy Agricultural Soils Checklist, NRCS
Soil Science Society of America, K-12 Educational Resources
Elementary Soils Lessons, North Carlina State University
- There are more individual organisms in a teaspoon of soil than there are people on earth.
- It can take as long as 1,000 years for an inch of soil to form.
- Tilling the soil is the equivalent of an earthquake, hurricane, tornado and forest fire occurring simultaneously in the world of soil organisms.
- Many soils are held together by a glue made of a protein produced by fungi.