A Handful of Soil

A Handful of Soil School Program

Program Description

It’s easy to forget that soil is teeming with life. With your students, dig into the ground and discover the creatures hiding there. Students will learn the characteristics of earthworms, sow seeds, study the germination of plants, and make a germination necklace to take back to class.

Curriculum Links

Kindergarten Science and Technology —
Understanding Life Systems
Preschool Competency 5 —
To construct his/her understanding of the world
Grade 1 Science and Technology —
Understanding Life Systems
Elementary Cycle 1 Science and Technology —
To explore the world of science and technology

Please see the following document for more detailed curriculum links:

Ontario Quebec

Teacher Tips

Dress for the dirt and the weather (sunscreen, hats, rain gear). Make name tags to help the Museum Educator build rapport with students. Stay for lunch (not provided) in our outdoor picnic area. See more pre-visit tips or download our pre-visit information PDF.


$9 per student, $1 per chaperone (group leader is free).
Includes Museum admission.
A minimum fee of $135 will be charged per group.

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Grade Level:
JK - Grade 1 (Ontario)
Preschool - Elementary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
$9 per student
90 minutes
Dates Offered
May 1, 2020 - Jun 12, 2020
Program Location
At the Museum