Dirt!

For STEM
Created by SparkSetGO

How might we propose a plan to preserve or improve the soil in the landscape of our school?

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What is Dirt?

Can we summarize the different types of soil or dirt and describe what makes them different?

Critters and the Carbon Cycle

Can we list different insects and organisms that help create dirt in the Carbon Cycle?

Composting

Can we list materials from our trash that we can compost and summarize how to make a compost pile?

Worm Towers

Let's construct a simple worm tower (of any size) and demonstrate composting of materials that we might otherwise throw away.

Erosion (!!)

Can we list issues caused by soil erosion and discuss potential solutions?

Plants and Dirt

Can we identify the properties of soil that are needed for plants to grow?

Soil Forensics

Let's examine a sample of dirt, breakdown it's qualities, and estimate it's quality.

Dirt!

How might we propose a plan to preserve or improve the soil in the landscape of our school?