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Explore Soil! : With 25 Great Projects (Hardcover) (Kathleen M. Reilly)

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Soil! We walk on it, play in it, build with it, grow our food in it, and get antibiotics from it. But what exactly is soil? What makes it so important? Can we survive without it? InExplore Soil! With 25 Great Projects, young readers learn how vital soil is to our lives. It filters the water we drink and the air we breathe, and most of the food we eat either grows in soil or subsists on plants that grow there. Soil is a very important part of our daily diet!Activities such as exploring soil runoff, composting, and analyzing soil composition offer kids the chance to get their hands dirty while coming face to face with the study of soil. Kids learn concepts within the fields of life science and chemistry while discovering the dangers soil faces. Explore Soil offers fun, practical information about something kids already love: soil!
We all know you can?t eat a mud pie, but did you know that without the soil that makes up a mud pie, we wouldn?t have very much real food? We wouldn?t have several important medicines, either! Soil is a very important resource. We walk on it, play in it, build with it, grow our food in it, and get antibiotics from it. But what exactly is soil? What makes it so important? Can we survive without soil?

In Explore Soil! With 25 Great Projects, young readers learn what this substance is made of and how vital it is to our own lives. They look at how soil filters both the water we drink and the air we breathe, then follow the food supply chain from field to plate, exploring the relationships between environment, culture, food production, and health.

Activities such as exploring soil runoff, composting, and analyzing soil composition offer kids the chance to get their hands dirty and come face to face with the soil. The benefits of learning about soil health grow exponentially as young readers grow into responsible citizens and use their knowledge to make conscious decisions about soil use. Urbanization, pesticides, and crop exhaustion threaten the health of our soil.Explore Soil offers practical solutions to protect this important resource, and with it our source of food, access to antibiotics, and clean water and air.
Number of Pages: 92.0
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Science + Nature / Experiments + Projects, Science + Nature / Earth Sciences / General, Science + Nature / Botany
Series Title: Explore Your World
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Pgw
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Kathleen M. Reilly
Language: English
Street Date: September 15, 2015
TCIN: 17467541
UPC: 9781619302969
Item Number (DPCI): 247-47-0022

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