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You teach your kids about the importance of good nutrition for your family…but do they know the valuable role crop nutrients play in feeding our growing world? Use these fun activities and resources to explore the science of soil and cultivate a new appreciation for the science all around you.

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Dig into the science all around you with these fun activities, videos, and more. Together you can explore the important role agriculture plays in providing nutrition and sustenance to the world and see another great example of how science impacts everything we do.
Family Farm Trip

Tractors that run without drivers, cows milked by robots, smartphones irrigating crops at the push of a button? It sounds like science fiction, but it’s not. Take your family on a farm trip to see how technology advances are making farms more productive, efficient, and fun!

Grow a Garden Guide

Kids love to get their hands dirty. So why not dig in together and plant a family garden? Vegetable, flower, or butterfly, this guide will help your family learn about the soil near your home and let you reap the benefits of what you sow.

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Plant the seeds of curiosity about science from the ground up with these engaging videos.

The World of Plants: The Structure of Plants

The World of Plants: The Structure of Plants

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The Science of Plants

Examine the extraordinary ways that plants are affected by different types of soil.

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How Soil Is Formed

Geography Principles: Soil and Vegetation

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Exploring Plant Nutrients

Plants, like people, require nutrients to grow. See if you can find the right mix of water, air, and nutrients to nurse this plant back to health!

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Want to learn more about the role nutrients play in both the production of nutritious, abundant food and the preservation of healthy green spaces? Visit Nutrients For Life Foundation to learn more.

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