Monday, April 13, 2009

Dig It! A Study of Soil Website

If any of you have the study of soil in your curriculum, you will want to know about this website called Dig It! This web site is a virtual exploration of the Dig It! traveling exhibition now on display at the National Museum of Natural History. The site contains wonderful videos and downloadable activity sheets and experiment directions.

Like the exhibition, the educational activities, under the Education Tab, explore the importance of soils and how they surround and support people everyday in both obvious and hidden ways. Life on Earth would not exist as we know it without soils. Any study of geology should include this resource.

I learned about this amazing site from the blog, Phyllis' Favorites, a blog written by a librarian from New Jersey, Phyllis Anker.

I hope that you all have had an enjoyable Easter and Passover holiday. I, myself, would have much preferred the candy that the Easter Bunny brings over the matzah that is crumbling throughout my house all week!


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