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Earthworms, why bother? PowerPoint

From George Brown, EMBRAPA Forestry

A fun and informative PowerPoint about earthworms. The slides feature vibrant pictures to demonstrate concepts. 

Soil Biodiversity Bingo

From Kristina Runde, Science Teacher, Fort Collins High School, Colorado, USA

Students work in groups examining a soil sample with a microscope, marking out their finds on bingo cards.


Soil Fauna Playing Cards

An educational card game for children of all ages.  The game emphasizes the soil trophic network with colorful photos and descriptions on the hidden life of soil with 7 happy families.

English version

French version

Porteguese version available on request from Dr. Paulo Sousa (jps(at)


Worm Week Trading Cards

From National Public Radio (USA)

Trading cards featuring worms discussed on National Public Radio's Worm Week (2016).  Explore more and download a pdf here.



I Heart Soil Coloring and Activity Book 

by the Soil Science Society of America

For the younger set, an IYS Coloring and Activity Book has been developed, based on the monthly themes. Each month’s activity has a coloring page and an accompanying activity – a word search, connect the dots, crosswords, and more. It’s a fun way to introduce the topic of soils to kids at the K-2 grade level. The full book (or individual pages) are available for download, at no charge. All pages should be credited to the Soil Science Society of America.




Curumim and Cunhanta: Helping Soil Biodiversity

The children’s book raises the awareness and furthers the knowledge and understanding of soil biodiversity in Brazil.  Integrating indigenous language with a fictional story, the book relates true facts about soil biodiversity.  The book also emphasizes how conservation of soil biodiversity depends on all of us.  The greater applicability of the book, cute pictures, and understandable language makes the book an important resource for all.

English Version
Portuguese Version




The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program. GLOBE's vision promotes and supports students, teachers and scientists to collaborate on inquiry-based investigations of the environment and the Earth system working in close partnership with NASA, NOAA and NSF Earth System Science Projects (ESSP's) in study and research about the dynamics of Earth's environment.