Soil and the life within

Last updated on
Monday, April 16th, 2018
Program Description

What is the difference between soil and dirt? How can we protect our soil ecosystems on and off the farm? Students will explore the farm’s composting system, and the stages involved with building soil for the farm. They will study the biodiversity of our soil web and learn about the different roles of insects and bacteria.

Big Ideas
  • Daily and seasonal changes affect all living things.
  • Humans interact with matter every day through familiar materials.
  • Plants and animals have observable features.
  • Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment.
  • Matter is useful because of its properties.
  • Living things have life cycles adapted to their environment.
  • Water is essential to all living things, and it cycles through the environment.
  • Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems.
  • Thermal energy can be produced and transferred.
  • All living things sense and respond to their environment.
  • Earth materials change as they move through the rock cycle and can be used as natural resources.
  • Multicellular organisms have organ systems that enable them to survive and interact within their environment.
  • Multicellular organisms rely on internal systems to survive, reproduce, and interact with their environment.
  • Earth and its climate have changed over geological time.
  • Evolution by natural selection provides an explanation for the diversity and survival of living things.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Duration: 
    60 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    Fee Details
    Cost Per Student: 
    $5.00
    Cost Per Adult: 
    $0.00