August


Soils Support Health

Soils Support Health Overview
 
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Unlocking the Potential of Soil Microbes Activity (PDF)

When Soil Won the Nobel Prize PPTX Presentation

Plant Biotech Activity (PDF)

Soil Health Scavenger Hunt (PDF)


When Soil Won the Nobel Prize PPTX Presentation

Extra Activities

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Communications
 


Lots of things live in soils! Get a good view of them by using a Berlese Funnel

Investigating Backyard Bacteria (high school)

Read this EARTH Magazine story about antibacterial clays

Citizen Science Drugs from Dirt project

Seed Survivor: Growing healthy plants depends on healthy soil! Check out these videos for elementary students.

Little Green Thumbs: Year-round indoor gardening for kids just got easier! Little Green Thumbs gives students and teachers an opportunity to become food producers right in their classrooms!

You are what you drink

Seeds to Seeds - Planting and harvesting winter wheat


News release

Soils support health

 

Blog posts

How does soil affect my health?

Medicines come from soil?

 

August IYS Newsletter

 

 

Special thanks to this month's team of contributors:

Leader:
Nicholas Comerford

Team:
Monica Brinkley
Heather Kent
Max Teplitski
Junoo Tuladhar

 

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