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Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom

Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix

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Jump Into Science: Dirt

A star-nosed mole shows off all the different kinds of dirt in his garden, helps us to understand how dirt is formed and what's in it, and points out many of the incredible creatures who live in the dirt. Young readers will learn fascinating scientific information about the different soil layers, or horizons, and find out how the soil that plants grow in differs from the soil that building foundations sit in. 

Steve Tomecek
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