Dirt: Secrets in the Soil

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Grades 3-5 (DVD 60 min.)

Designed specifically for Utah fourth-grade students, this DVD contains a six-segment program that brings the fundamental lessons of soil science from the countryside to the classroom in a way that is sure to keep students entertained and motivated. The DVD includes segments on soil texturing, soil layers, and a mini-documentary on Utah's Dust Bowl, which occurred about the same time as the Dust Bowl of the Great Plains. This segment is narrated by KUTV's Michelle King, who interviews several Grantsville, Utah residents who personally experienced what's been called "the nation's worst environmental disaster of the 20th century."


Lesson plans associated with this video can be found on the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix.

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    Dirt: Secrets in the Soil

    Posted by Kelly Kline on Apr 2nd 2019

    It is hard to find quality materials to support our unit on soil. My students were quite interested asked deeper questions during additional experiments following the video. I appreciate how it is broken into sections and is easy to use in class. Great information.