Living Soil

Living Soil

Program Description

Through a series of hands-on workshops, your students will discover the vibrant world hidden right under their feet! They will observe life forms in soil with magnifying glasses and microscopes, and compare the properties and characteristics of various soils. Students will also determine what plants need, and learn how to keep soil and its inhabitants healthy.

Curriculum Links

Grade 3 Science and Technology — Understanding Earth and Space Systems Elementary Cycle 2 Science and Technology - To make the most of scientific and technological tools, objects and procedures
Grade 4 Science and Technology — Understanding Earth and Space Systems    

Please see the following document for more detailed curriculum links:

Ontario Quebec

Teacher Tips

The Museum is also a demonstration farm. Please advise students of potential hazards and dress appropriately (boots, outdoor clothing, etc.). See more pre-visit tips or download the 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:
Grade 3 - Grade 4 (Ontario)
Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
$9 per student
90 minutes
Dates Offered
May 1, 2020 - Jun 12, 2020
Program Location
At the Museum