Help Save Kent!
Chrono-bot R00T5 has travelled forward in time and Kent is a strange, almost lunar landscape, with little or nothing growing. Crops have failed leading to catastrophic dust storms. Help R00T5 save Kent by learning about the different types of soil, and understanding the soil conditions crops need in order to thrive.
Make a Positive Difference and Try our Science: Soil Activity
This activity involves growing seeds in several different types of soil. All you will require are seeds, plastic cups, water and a sunny windowsill in which to position your seedlings! You can run the activity for as little as one week to assess germination success in the different soils, or run it for a month or more until your crop matures. What is the difference in crop quality? Enjoy tasting your harvest!
- Check out the “Science: Soil!” activity here
- Get the Dustbowl Mission Briefing here
- Get the Dustbowl Teacher’s Notes here
Don’t Forget, Tell us About your activities!
Don’t forget to post a story on the website to keep us updated about your project and compare notes with other schools.
Autumn Term Awards
If you post an entry about your project before the 12th November, you will be eligible for a Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Award Certificate. Don’t forget to check our awards page for tips on what the judges are looking for and important new information about the awards criteria.