FoodPrints Curriculum

What Makes Healthy Soil


Soil Health

Standards Alignment:

Next Generation Science Standards

Common Core ELA

Grade Level:

3rd Grade


Winter / December


The purpose of this lesson is for students to learn about soil and its different ingredients and properties, as well as what types of soil are best for growing food. Students will dissect soil to determine the health of different soils around their school.

Big Idea

Healthy soil grows healthy food.

Guiding Questions

  • What are the properties of healthy soil?​
  • How does water move through soil?

Instructional Video to Support Teaching This Lesson