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Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom

Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix

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Dig In: Hands-On Soil Investigations

Give students the dirt on soil with a practical book that brings new meaning to the term "hands-on." Using these 12 activities and two original stories as guides, kids will soon be up to their elbows in the study of soil formation, habitats and land use, animals that depend on soil, plants that grow in soil, soil science, and soil conservation. Each teacher-tested lesson plan offers helpful background, assessment methods, and suggestions for further exploration.

Tom Levermann
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
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