Educational Programs

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.

Curriculum links


Science and Technology — Understanding Life Systems
Grade 3: Growth and Changes in Plants
Grade 4: Habitats and Communities

Science and Technology — Understanding Earth and Space Systems
Grade 3: Soils in the environment 


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

Teacher tips

An educator from the museum will connect with your classroom using videoconferencing software. 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 our Online Reservation Request Form.

You can also connect directly to our Customer Relations team:
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 1, 2021 to June 10, 2022
Max Group Size
Program Location
At Your School