We've selected some of the more technical and informational pieces only suitable for advanced minds and are featuring them below for you.

Experiments

Soil Air – USDA-NRCS K-12 Lessons This simple demonstration allows students to see air in soil and compare the air content of soils from different sites in their area.

Particle Size Using water, soda bottles, and soil, students can use "the bigger they are, the faster they fall" principle to find out whether sand, silt, or clay is made of larger particles.

Hydrogels and Soil Experiment Learn how hydrogels impact the environment and interact with soils.

Ohio Soil Health Card Evaluate a soil's health or quality as a function of soil, water, plant, and other biological properties identified by farmers.

 

Boy Scouts and Eagle Scouts!

Did you know there is a Soil and Water Conservation badge? Learn more about the badge on the Boy Scouts of America page.

Careers

Print this poster on Careers in Soil(PDF)

What can you be with a Soil Science degree?

  • Wetland specialist
  • Watershed technician
  • Hydrologist with Board of Health
  • Environmental technician
  • State soil and water quality specialist
  • Soil Conservationist
  • County Agricultural Agent
  • Landscaping business
  • Farming
  • On-site evaluation
  • Crop consultant
  • Soil scientist, mapping and interpretation, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Research technician
  • Conservation planner
  • District marketing manager for an agricultural firm
  • County conservationist
  • Crop production specialist
  • Research scientist

Information on Colleges with Soil Science Majors

(coming soon)

For Students and Teachers - here's guide to Developing a Food Drive

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