May 26, 2018
Discovery - Extension - Education


 K-12 Science is taught using hands-on demonstrations and experiments from basic soil and plant sciences.

K-12 Education

Children's Books

Travels of Bob, the Soil Bacterium

Besides all of the big living things in the world—humans, animals, insects—there are many tiny creatures called bacteria that you need a powerful microscope to see. They come in all kinds of shapes and colors. The more common shapes are rod (bacillus), round (coccus) and spiral.

Bacteria are unicellular organisms that do not require other cells to exist. All functions required for survival and reproduction can be carried out by this single cell. All large organisms are multicellular, this means they are made up of many cells. <<More>>

Freddy's Friends

Freddy's grandma was baking cookies. "Go visit the animals in the pasture," she said, "the cookies will be done when you come back." Out he ran.

"What are you eating, Cow?" asked Freddy watching her eat. "Hay," replied the dairy cow. "It's good for me and helps me make lots of milk. Hay is FORAGE grown and dried for animals to eat. Do you like milk?" asked the cow. "Sure," said Freddy, "I like milk with my cookies." <<More>>

Peter Ped
The adventures of a Ped of Soil

Imagine being small as a crumb. Imagine living in a place that seems as big as an ocean. That was Peter Ped. Peter was a "ped" of soil. A "ped" is a teeny, tiny crumb of soil.

Peter was a young "ped" of soil. He lived with his family in Farmer Jones' field. It was a clean, smooth field. <<More>>


The Adventures of a Water Drop

High in the sky a tiny drop of water named Splish-Splash watched as other drops of water jumped and fell to Earth.

"I wonder what water drops do on Earth?" said Splish-Splash, "I think I'll go and see." With a big leap, Splish-Splash began his adventure. <<More>>