RFG 2018 Conference

Soils

Soil forms as the solid rock of the Earth, called bedrock, breaks down. It usually takes thousands of years for soil to form from bedrock. In some places, soil forms directly on top of bedrock. In other places, soil forms on a thick layer of loose rock and mineral material. This material, called sediment, has been carried from distant areas by rivers or glaciers.

Teaching Resources from the Education Resources Network

Curricula & Instruction Resources

Iowa Clarion soil profile
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

This site contains soil lessons, links, resources, definitions and information grouped by topic...

Badlands Topography, Drumheller
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Compaction of soil can contribute to size and numbers of pores. Soil can become compacted many...

Iowa Clarion soil profile
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

This PDF booklet has fun word searches, mazes, and coloring pages designed to help teach your...

 

Teaching Media Resources

Irrigation system
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of land use images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show students...

Soil scientists studying sand deposited by floodwaters
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of soil erosion images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show...

Iowa Clarion soil profile
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of soil type images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show...

 

Outreach Programs

Inspecting wind-eroded soil
Resource Type: Online Outreach Programs

The Conservation and Survey Division (Nebraska Geological Survey), the natural resource survey...