World Soil Day - 5th December

World Soil Day is held annually on 5 December as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources.

This collection of resources includes videos, articles to promote discussion, practical activities and investigations all around the topic of soil. There is also a resource using the context of extracting water from lunar soil. Primary resources are towards the top of the list, and resources aimed at older students are toward the end.



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Education Pack: Soil and Earthworms - Worm Survey

This resource, produced by OPAL (Open Air Laboratories), aims to develop an understanding that there are different kinds of earthworms in the environment with different habitat requirements. Linked to the topic area of all living things and their habitats, it is designed for use outside the classroom when visiting...

Soil and Earthworm Survey - Which Earthworms Are Living in Your Local Area?

Find out more about earthworms and the soil they live in by observing and counting earthworms and analysing soil. The survey should take around sixty minutes. This resource fits in with topics on animals in the local environment, habitats and improving the environment and could be used for all ages. Included in the...

Do plants need soil to grow?

This resource provides a set of videos and a practical investigation aimed at supporting working scientifically in the classroom and relating science to real world experiences. In the first video Professor Brian Cox joins a teacher to find out how to set up and run an investigation to find out if plants need soil...

Smart greenhouse

This is one of a series of resources to support the use of the BBC micro:bit.

In this activity pupils will make use of the BBC micro:bit to design and create a programmable system that can control the temperature and soil moisture levels in a ‘smart’ greenhouse. They will analyse a design brief and design...