Ready to get your hands dirty? Let Tim and Moby introduce you to the complicated world of soil! In this BrainPOP movie you’ll learn what it is that makes soil good for growing things. Tim and Moby will teach you about the difference between weathering and erosion; how dead plants help other plants grow; and how roots can actually break up rock. Discover what goes into a soil profile and learn how to name soil’s three main layers. Finally, you’ll find out what happens when you hit bedrock. (It probably means you’re done digging!)

How Soil is Formed Lesson Plan: Soil Sample Experiments

In this multi-day lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore how soil is formed. Students will also explore some of soil’s components through various experiments, books, and online resources, and explain the process of soil formation verbally and in writing using web 2.0 tools. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Soil Movie Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about soil and dirt. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Soil. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning.  See more »

Soil Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about soil and dirt. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Soil topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »