Soil and Agriculture
- Dr. Levine, a retired Soil Scientist for soil characterzation for the GLOBE Program talks about the importance of soil, why soil data are important, and how students can take part in soil studies.
- Have you ever wondered just how much soil there is on the Earth to grow plants? Go to "How Much Soil Is There?" to find out.
- Soil can form pretty slowly. Head over here for some perspective on just how slowly soil forms.
- Here is some information on soil fertility.
- Over time, the four factors below form soil.
- Nitrogen transformations in soil, water, & air.
- Play the game. It's fun and you'll learn a lot!
- This is a great activity book for learning about plants and the nutrients that they need to grow and thrive.
- See the pH values of many different plants, trees, fruits and vegetables.
- A learning activity by Larry P Wilding, of Texas A&M University, to show how the soil is an electrical system.
Looking At The Soil Close Up
- Go here if you'd like to download the GLOBE Program's Soil Characterization Protocol PowerPoint presentations.
- Read all about how to make your own soil model and also see how the professionals make them.
- This field guide can be printed out and used out in the field to complete the GLOBE soil characterization horizon description protocols.
- Here are the step-by-step instructions for the GLOBE Soil Characterization protocols. There are images and instructions to download or print out.
- Here are some amazing soil profile images from different places.
- Learn about what happens at soil judging contests that take place in colleges across country.
- Read stories about the soil and how it has affected people's lives.
- Learn all about how to conduct the soil texture by feel protocol.
- One of the soil's best friends, the worm, was in the news.
- Here are some great resources to look at if you'd like to learn more about the soil.
- Check out how the soil has been in the news over the last few years.