Grade 3 – Soil Workshop
Get Down and Get Dirty!
Help! Our top soil is disappearing. The reality of locally grown food is being pushed further and further out of the GTA as good farmland is being developed to make way for housing, roads and industry. How can we be sustainable?
Save our Planet!
Land available upon which we can actually grow food is limited. The activity- Earth as an Apple illustrates this clearly. Whereas, 3/4’s of the apple represents the oceans and other bodies of water on the planet, only a 1/32nd slice of the apple represents’ soil suitable for food production. This is such a minuscule portion considering that soil is an essential component in our survival.
Throughout the workshop, children will investigate- the Big Ideas of Sustainability - including the properties of soil in different habitats on the farm, composting and regeneration of soil. Through the understanding of our dependence upon soil for our survival students have a greater ability to make a difference in their world.