Explore soils and how we can take care of them within the pages of this book . Great to pair with gardening books and a soils unit, also with AITC’s hands-on soils lessons. Index and glossary included in book.
| Type: Book | Age: K - 5th
Engage young readers in real science with this informative, fun, fact-filled book. This series is aligned with the standards, “The Earth” and “Forces of Nature” as required by Benchmarks for Science Literacy.
Seed. Soil. Sun. With these simple ingredients, nature creates our food. This beautifully written book by Cris Peterson, brings both wonder and clarity to the subject of agriculture, celebrating the cycle of growth, harvest, and renewal. The photography that conveys this story is a perfect fit for this story. The companion book to the Seed, Soil, Sun lesson plan and the Seed, Soil, Sun Kit. Please check the kit out separately.
Author Mary Appelhof provides complete illustrated instructions on setting up and maintaining small-scale worm composting systems. Internationally recognized as an authority on vermicomposting, Appelhof has worked with worms for over three decades. Topics include: bin types, worm species, reproduction, care and feeding of worms, harvesting, and how to make the finished product of potting soil.
Activities for all grade levels, nicely supplement Mary Appelhof’s book Worms Eat my Garbage. After completing the activities in this unit, the student will understand the physical characteristics of the earth worm, understand the behavior of the earthworm, understand the needs of the earthworm, understand the habitat of the earthworm, and understand the relationship of plant, mineral, and animal kingdoms to the earthworm.
This a sensible book, well-focused, and highly readable handbook that provides essential information on the care of our most precious resource, our soil. Soil-building techniques include: organic matter management; on-site composting; cultivation and weed control; green manures and rotations; nutrient balances and soil testing; planning for organic certification. The Soul of Soil is more relevant than ever as the importance of organic certification is becoming widely recognized.