• Digital Explorations
    Give students a deeper understanding of core science concepts as they discover the complex world of soils using these unique and engaging digital explorations.
    Dig into the science all around you with these fun activities, videos, and more about the important role agriculture plays in providing nutrition and sustenance to our world.
  • Career Connection
    Feeding the world is an incredibly complex and highly rewarding job. Learn more about the people working hard to provide nutritious food for the world’s growing population.
  • More Resources from
    Plow deeper for more resources to help teach your students the science of soil.
  • Interactive
    Looking for ways to make science relevant for your students? Plant the seeds of curiosity with six interactive lesson plans, engaging videos, and more on the science of soil.

About the Program
From The Ground Up:
The Science of Soil

Is an engaging middle school educational program created to highlight the important role soil science plays in feeding our growing world.

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Interactive Lesson Plans

Turn your classroom into a virtual lab with interactive lesson plans designed to engage varied learners, enhance digital literacy, and increase overall retention of core concepts by bringing science to life.

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Family Activities

Testing & Exploring Soils and Nutrients

Does your soil contain the essential elements that plants need to grow? Work with a family member to measure basic soil chemistry of soil in your backyard or garden.

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Journey 2050

How will we sustainably feed 9 billion people by the year 2050?

Journey 2050 takes students on a virtual simulation that explores world food sustainability. Using an inquiry based approach the program encourages students to make decisions and adjust them as they see their impact on society, the environment and the economy at a local and global scale.

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