Dig A Hole
In the picture book, Sam & Dave Dig a Hole (Mac Barnett, Walker Books 2014), Dave says, “We won’t stop digging until we find something spectacular.” In this activity, dig a hole to find something spectacular.
In this activity, challenge your students to find something spectacular. Use the opportunity to explore the science capability: gather and interpret data – learners make careful observations and differentiate between observation and inference.
Healthy soils are full of life. The article Life Under The Ground mentions some amazing facts about the soil:
• Soils are home to 1/4 of the Earth’s biodiversity.
• The weight of earthworms under our native forests is greater than all of the other animals living in the forest.
• One teaspoon of healthy soil has more living things than there are people living on the earth.
This activity involves observing soil animals – either outside in the real world or virtually, online.