General Soil Activities for the classroom

  • Soil is NOT Dirt!
  • The Nebraska Soil Health Card allows you to assess current soil quality conditions, record changes in soil quality, and compare fields and management practices. Cover crops can play a key role in soil health.

  • What is soil and why is soil important? Teach elementary students the basics of soils with this lesson

Presentations from the 2013 Soils Conference

Resources are geared to provide teachers soil science resources to conduct hands-on activities in the classroom. University Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, NRCS & the Nebraska FFA Foundation collaborated on this effort with financial support from the Nebraska Environmental Trust. NRCS has developed Soil Quality Kit Guides, fact sheets and materials for teachers to implement into their soils curriculum.

Need to freshen up a past soils lesson? 

There are many websites with helpful information to enhance your lessons.