Soil Investigatons

Choose either a single school-based program or field trip, or combine the two into a series.
What is soil made of? Compare different soil samples and investigate their properties using scientific tools. We can bring soil samples to you or we can explore soil near your school.
In the field, learn about how healthy soil supports healthy food and a healthy planet at Drumlin Farm or learn how soil holds secrets to the past at Broadmoor and Habitat.
Locations: Your school and/or any Metro West wildlife sanctuary (field trip theme varies by location)

Program Location(s):

Drumlin Farm, Lincoln
Your school or other location


1, 2, 3


  • See current brochure for rates.

Curriculum Frameworks:

1-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - function of plant/animal body parts
1-LS1-2 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal behavior effects survival
1-LS3-1 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - sim./diff. among indiv. plant/animal
2-ESS2-1 - Earth's Systems - wind/water's effect on land
2-ESS2-2 - Earth's Systems - map area's landforms and water bodies
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-LS3-1 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - plant/animal inhereted traits evidence
3-LS3-2 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - inhereted/env. influnced characteristics
3-LS4-2 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - individual variation relates to survival
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
3-LS4-5 (MA) - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - pop. survival depends on reproduction

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