What's New

Soil Kits now available in French and English!

AITC-SK’s highly demanded learning kit Dig Deeper: A Soil Discovery Kit for Grade 3 Science is available once again, and now also in French!  This kit is a teaching tool that will enhance students’ understanding and engagement with the world of soils. It begins with the invitation to delve into the story of soil and its central role in sustaining life on earth. Subsequent hands-on activities focus on what soils are made of, the diversity of life soils contain, how they interact with water, their productive capacity to grow food, and an exploration of the root zone and why it’s important to protect soils from erosion.

Dig Deeper includes all materials required to complete three activities to explore distinct aspects of soils:

ACTIVITY #1: Telling the Story of Soil

ACTIVITY #2: What is Soil Made of?
Composition A: Soil Texture
Composition B: Game - Farming with Friends!

ACTIVITY #3: Soils are a Life-Line!
Life-Line A: The Dynamic Duo of Soils and Water
Life-Line B: Soils and Plants Give us Food
Life-Line C: Guardians of the Soil

Please note a limited amount of French and English kits are available and will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis with priority given to schools who currently do not have access to a kit.

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Outcomes

Earth and Space Science – Exploring Soils (ES)

ES3.1 Investigate the characteristics, including soil composition and ability to absorb water, of different types of soils in their environment.

ES3.2 Analyze the interdependence between soil and living things, including the importance for individuals, society and all components of the environment.

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