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Dirt (Jump Into Science)

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  48 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Young readers get down in the dirt with a friendly star-nosed mole as he shows off the different parts of his garden and some amazing creatures who live in the dirt. During this exciting tour, children discover what soil is, how it is formed, and why this substance is vital to plants, animals, and humans. Colorful art and simple text show how the soil that plants grow in d ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by National Geographic Children's Books
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Shyana Marie
Sep 11, 2016 Shyana Marie rated it really liked it
Shelves: 1-10
Type of book: nonfiction/informational
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summary: The book Dirt is about exactly what the title says which is Dirt. The book is narrated by a star nosed mole that tells the readers all about what goes on in the dirt. The book starts out with some questions to ask the reader to grab their attention. It tells the reader that there is more to dirt than just something to clean up. It tells us about the significance of the color and how it can tell the age or type of dirt, it tells us what
Kellee Hao
Content: Earth Science
Grade: 3

Who would think dirt can be so interesting? Who would think dirt is so essential to earth and animals? This book covers it all. It tells you everything you may need to know about dirt. It tells about the different types of dirt, what makes up soil, what lives in soil, and how soil helps things grow. This book would be great to read to the class if you're already thinking about having the class to grow some plants, and what do you know? The end of the book shows you
Jun 10, 2016 Linda rated it really liked it
Shelves: 5-informational
This book is well laid out and suitable for 3rd grade readers. It has a lot of detailed information. Use with computer illustrations of dirt horizons and consider showing a 1' square cube as a ice breaker asking the students how many things they think could live in the area (300,000). You can tie in science questions such as soil ph and growing needs of plants, germ demonstrations or a worm farm. There is so many things that can be done with this that I think you could spend 2-3 weeks just on th ...more
Erin Chambers
Mar 18, 2013 Erin Chambers rated it really liked it
Very informational. You could use this book to assist children in their learning of dirt. It teaches about different dirt, how it is made, and it uses. It also teaches about how the soil is taken care of by insects and the effects of soil on our lives. This book would lend itself nicely as part of a unit about soil, insects, or the earth.
Heather Ligman
this is a cute book. it is a long, but easy read. this is something I would have kids read on their own. or split it up in different reading times. at the end of the book, it includes instructions for making an ecosystem. this is a great detail book about dirt and the different things it does, reasons for it, and what you can find in it. very nice book with awesome pictures.
Nov 14, 2012 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
my daughter checked this out from the library at school ... she's 7. and she enjoyed this book as i read it to her. it explains how dirt is formed. why its important. things that live in and off the dirt. pretty good book. i even learned a few things.
Alexis Bustamante
This is a fun book that i would recommend to teachers because it tells a story while being informative. It does not inform but teach students of dirt. Great science book.
Jul 09, 2014 Samantha rated it liked it
Loving all the colors and pictures. The illustrations are amazing. As for dirt, I definitely learned some new stuff! The ending is definitely my favorite part. Cute book!
Dirt! It's everywhere! Have you ever wondered what makes dirt or what things can live in dirt? This book answers those questions for you with great illustrations and facts.
Aug 19, 2010 Jackie rated it really liked it
Simple, easily-understandable text about the different types of soil and how they all contribute to sustainability on earth.

Used for "What a Mess!" Storytime-October, 2010.
Feb 12, 2014 Teri rated it really liked it
Great picture book explaining everything you could want to know about dirt. Very informative and fun.
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A mole guides you through the world beneath your feet and teaches the importance of soil.
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