The Soil Center
Welcome to Utah Agriculture in the Classroom's Soil Center! Here you will find all the resources you need to teach core curriculum with engaging, hands-on lesson plans and activities.
Dirt: Secrets in the Soil - Fourth Grade Soils Lesson Collection
Designed specifically for Utah fourth-grade students, this collection of soil science lessons covers topics like soil texturing, living and nonliving components of soil, erosion, and more. Each lesson includes hands-on activities that are sure to keep students entertained and motivated. Create your own "Dirt Binder" by printing each of the files below and placing them in a large three-ring binder with tabs to mark each of the lessons.
It's Your Food, Dude!
Soil Isn't a Dirty Word
The Dust Bowl Is Not Played on New Year's Day
Slip Slidin' Away
Hitting Pay Dirt
Healthy Food from Healthy Soil
Dirt: Secrets in the Soil Video Review Questions
Additional Fourth Grade Soils Lessons
- Color in the Garden
- Plant Growth Affects the Soil
- Plant Soil Interactions
- Properties of Soils
First Grade Soils Lessons
The following lesson plans are designed or can be adapted for use in the first grade classroom.