The importance of healthy soil and of conveying the importance of soils starts by conveying a few basic concepts of soil science cannot be overstated. This article provides three hands-on exercises Extension professionals can add to natural resources or Master Gardener education curricula. These natural sciences exercises are easy to prepare for the instructor and accurately reflect behavior of soil in situ. These exercises are designed for classroom use, but they can be used concurrently with field training. These exercises are appropriate for both youth and adult audiences.
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Kleinschmidt, A. (2011). Three Simple Hands-On Soil Exercises Extension Professionals Can Incorporate into Natural Sciences Curriculum. The Journal of Extension, 49(4), Article 31. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol49/iss4/31