The Dirt on Soil

Contributor: Victoria Surface. Lesson ID: 10721

Ever hear the saying "dirt cheap"? That means something is as worthless as dirt. But really if you watch these videos and don't mind getting dirty, you'll learn how valuable dirt and soil really are!


Earth Science

learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!


It's dry. It's wet. It's dirty. And it's deeper than you think!


You might enjoy playing in it.

Your mom tells you to wash it off. But dirt, or soil, is an important part of the environment.

In this lesson, you will explore the components and layers of soil through interesting videos and online resources, a fun flipbook activity, and a dirt discovery project. Let's get started!

Begin your examination of soil with the video and article below:

Watch SciShow Kids What's the Dirt on…Dirt?:

 Then, read about soil at Earth Science for Kids: Soil from Ducksters™ Education Site.

When you are ready, move on to the Got It? section.

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