It Was Fun Learning About Dirt

When my son came home from school not long ago, he started telling me about one of the projects that his teacher wanted the class to work on in their own time. It reminded me of my own science fair days, and I was pretty excited when he asked me if I would help him. He wanted his project to be about his favorite subject of late, which is dirt. I know that it is filthy, but I didn’t know much more than that. I found an article online that said to click here to read more about dirt, and we truly hit the jackpot with all the information that was found in the article.

I knew that there was a lot about dirt that I did not know, but I was really surprised at just how much information there is about it. I had no idea that there are so many different kinds of soil just here in our own country. I would have figured maybe a few dozen, but there are actually over 70 thousand different kinds of soil in America. That is hard to wrap my head around, which is why I am a mom sitting at home learning about dirt instead of one of the many scientists learning about it firsthand.

Thanks to them doing that though, I also found out that stars are actually part of the soil. I knew that meteors have fallen to earth before, but I had no idea that stars that have fallen actually break down into the soil as well. It makes sense once you start thinking about it, but it sure does give a brand new perspective to dirt! By the time we were done with his project, both of us had learned so much about dirt and have a new appreciation for it.