Soil Investigations

Investigate different soil types and compare their properties using scientific tools. Learn what soil is made of, where it comes from, and the life cycles of the organisms that are part of this critical habitat. Explore how healthy soil supports healthy food and a healthy planet through hands-on activities in our garden and crops fields.

Program Location(s):

Drumlin Farm, Lincoln


1, 2, 3


  • 2 hour program: $10.50/student
    3 hour program: $12.00/student
    4 hour program: $14.00/student
    1 free adult chaperone/12 students

Curriculum Frameworks:

1-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - function of plant/animal body parts
2-ESS2-1 - Earth's Systems - wind/water's effect on land
2-ESS2-4 (MA) - Earth's Systems - observe how wind/water shape landforms
2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings
2-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - observe/compare living things diff. env.
3-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - life cycles
3-LS4-3 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - env. constraints on organisms survival
3-LS4-4 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - changes in habitat affect reproduction

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