Hours and Location

Life Under Our Feet

A close-up view of a white Petri dish, which contains a small pile of soil and worms intertwined with each other.

Program description

Did you know that soil is one of the richest habitats for biodiversity? More than a quarter of all species live under our feet. In this programme, students investigate the composition of soil, meet some of its inhabitants, learn about its food chain and discover why soil is the foundation of life on earth.

Note: This program is virtual via Zoom.

Consult the Educational Activity Kit: Soil Superheroes for ideas to extend the learning — and the fun!

Educational Activity Kit

Curriculum links


Science and Technology 
Grades 3 and 4: STEM Skills and Connections
Grade 3: Life Systems — Growth and Changes in Plants, Earth and Space Systems — Soils in the Environment
Grade 4: Life Systems: Habitats and Community


Mathematics, Science and Technology — Science and Technology
Elementary Cycle 2: To make the most of scientific and technological tools, objects and procedures.

British Columbia and Yukon (Click to expand)

Grade 3: Biology — Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems.
Grade 4: Biology — All living things sense and respond to their environment.

Alberta (Click to expand)

Grade 3: Animal Life Cycles
Grade 4: Plant Growth and Changes

Saskatchewan (Click to expand)

Grade 3: Life Science — Plant Growth and Changes
Earth and Space Science: Exploring Soils
Grade 4: Life Science — Habitats and Communities

Manitoba (Click to expand)

Grade 3: Growth and Changes in Plants 
Soils in the Environment
Grade 4: Habitats and Communities

New Brunswick (Click to expand)

Grade 3: Our Local Environment
Grade 4: Properties and Uses of Earth Materials 

Nova Scotia (Click to expand)

Grade 3: Earth and Space Science — Soil, Life Science — Plants
Grade 4: Life Science — Habitat

Prince Edward Island (Click to expand)

Grade 3: Life Science — Plant Growth and Changes, Earth and Space Science — Exploring Soils
Grade 4: Life Science: Habitats and Communities

Newfoundland and Labrador (Click to expand)

Grade 3: Exploring Soils, Plant Growth and Changes
Grade 4: Habitats and Communities

Northwest Territories and Nunavut (Click to expand)

Science and Technology
Grade 3: Life Systems — Growth and Changes in Plants, Earth and Space Systems — Soils in the Environment
Grade 4: Life Systems — Habitats and Community

Teacher tips

An educator from the museum will connect with your classroom using Zoom videoconferencing. Through your web camera and the chat feature, the educator will see and interact with the students throughout the session. See the attached document for tips and tricks for connecting with your class.


After you book your program, we will provide information about the program set up and any supplies you/your students will need to maximize your experience.


Booking requests can be made through the Online Reservation Request Form.

You can also connect directly to our Customer Engagement team:
Email: contact@IngeniumCanada.org
Phone: 613-991-3053 or 1-866-442-4416

Program Details

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Grade Level:
Grade 3 - Grade 4 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec).
40 minutes
Dates Offered
November 7, 2022 to March 31, 2023
Max Group Size
Program Location
At Your School