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Dirt Dessert (Grades 1 to 3)

Students make their own soil with kitchen ingredients and in the process learn more about what lives and is found in soil.

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Edible Soil (Grades 1 to 3)

This recipe makes a ‘dirt cake’ to eat. Students learn about soil layers while they build this cake. This recipe makes a ‘dirt cake’ to eat. Students learn about soil layers (horizons) while they build this cake.

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A Slice of Soil (Grades 2 to 4)

An apple is used to model the earth. Students learn that just 1/32 of its surface is devoted to farmland. Discuss in class what sacrifices may be needed to feed a larger population.

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Soil Sammy (Grades 1 to 6)

An experiment that has students stretch hosiery over the rim of a baby food jar and after adding soil and grass seeds. Students create Soil Sammy – the grass becomes hair. Older students can experiment with fertilizer, soil types and water balance.

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Teachers’ Guide for The Dirt on Soil Program

This guide will tell you what areas of Grade 7 curriculum this program is supporting. It will give you
answers to the exercises

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