Here are some of the most fun things on the site just for you!



Soil Tris

Create a Soil Profile with Sand, Silt, and Clay tetris-style.
from Agrium's


Hands-on Activities

Paint with Soil

The friendly S.K. Worm can answer any question about soil! Visit S.K. Worm at the USDA-NRCS site. S.K. Worm is the official annelid, or worm, of the U.S. Department of Agriculutre's Natural Resources Conservation Service. This worm can answer your questions about soil.

Sammy Soil
Sammy has a neat coloring book about soil for you! To see the coloring book and print it off, visit the EPA's Sammy Soil Online Coloring Book created by Mississippi Soil and Water Conservation Commission.


Jobs in Soil

Learning all about soil will help get you a job as a:

  • Landscaper
  • Farmer
  • Crop consultant
  • Soil mapper
  • Researcher
  • City planner
  • Conservationist
  • Scientist
  • Engineer


Get the inside scoop

We made and wrote a book targeted for kids in grades 4-6, with cool enough pictures that anyone of any age will love it! The book talks about how "Soil is NOT Dirt" and "Yikes, It's Alive!" It comes with your very own soils glossary and lots of pictures to explain soil and show pretty, colorful soils from all over the world!

It's now available for purchase SSSA's online bookstore (note, you'll need to create an account or login to purchase - be sure to have your parents help out with this).

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