“Helping People Understand Soils”
Soil Survey Division, Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA

Ten Key Messages -- PDF file or PowerPoint file

State Soils

Soil Orders

Lesson Plans

Soil Songs

Soil Quotations

Soil -- Fundamental Concepts
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Soil Formation and Soil Classification

“From the Surface Down” (PDF)

Soil Description Form

Soil Biology Primer

Soil Biology:  Key Educational Messages

Soil Biology Classroom Activities (PDF)

Soil Quality Information Sheets

Using Published Soil Surveys -- PDF file or PowerPoint file

Regulations on Transporting Soil (PDF)

For more information, visit the Soils Website at:  http://soils.usda.gov

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement