Soil!: Get the Inside Scoop

 
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Soil!: Get the Inside Scoop
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January 01, 2008
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9780891188483
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Get kids excited about the living world of soil with this new publication from the Soil Science Society of America. Written for children aged 9-12, this 36-page, full-color book explores how soil is part of our life-the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink, the houses we live in, and more. Along the way, readers learn about different kinds of soil and meet the scientists who work with soil every day. Give this book as a gift to a child you know, or buy in bulk for donation to local classrooms, libraries, and after-school programs. It's a wonderful way to share your passion for soils with the next generation of soil scientists.

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Kids' book on soil shows it's essential to life and health of planet
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Get kids excited about the living world of soil! Written for children aged 9-12, this 36-page, full-color book explores how soil is part of our lifethe food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink, the houses we live in, and more. Along the way, readers learn about different kinds of soil and meet the scientists who work with soil every day. Targeted for kids in grades 4-6, with cool enough pictures that anyone of any age will love it! The book talks about how "Soil is NOT Dirt" and "Yikes, It's Alive!" It comes with your very own soils glossary and lots of pictures to explain soil and show pretty, colorful soils from all over the world!  

Packed full of fascinating information . . . A must-have for the class library or for any parent who wants to connect their child to Earth stewardship. Julie Rosen, 4th Grade Teacher, Woods Charter School, Chapel Hill, NC.

To see a pdf of five of the actual full-color pages, including the front and back covers, visit
https://portal.sciencesocieties.org/Downloads/pdf/B60913.pdf 

David Lindbo and others. Softcover, 36 pages, 2008; SSSA. ISBN: 978-089118-848-3.
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