Soils Support Buildings/Infrastructure

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Did you know: soils support buildings and infrastructure PPTX presentation for educators

Life on the Land (PDF) from the NSTA Dig In! Book

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Hold it Up – NOVA Students study how the soil beneath a building influences the buildings stability. This activity is associatedwith the NOVA program "Fall of the Leaning Tower" about the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Keeping the Soil in Its Place – Utah AITC Dirt: Secrets in the Soil Lessons, exercises, and hands-on activities about causes of erosion and waysto reduce erosion. Designed for elementary students, but parts are appropriate for middle school, particularly the raindrop splash experiment demonstrating how raindrops cause erosion.

Erosion – Dr. Dirt's K-12 Teaching Resources and Activities Photos and descriptions of some of the problems of erosion. Look near the bottom for pictures of erosion in urban settings.

People depend on soil activity (including an adobe brick home) (PDF)

Learn more about the soil microbes that hold soil together in this NRCS activity, Soil Glue

A good foundation

Land on the run

Liquefaction experiment: What soil will best support a building?

Taking soil cores - building foundations

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