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Introduction to Soils

Introduction to Soils is a series of poster resources for senior school pupils to help explain soil knowledge. They were developed with assistance from Geography teachers.

Soils of the Crofts

Soils of the Crofts is a valuable resource for teachers and pupils in Crofting Connections schools which will help them deepen their knowledge of the soil through practical tasks like making wormeries and compost heaps or recreating lazy-beds, as well as through science experiments, creative activities and social studies. But most of all, it is an invitation to get to know and treasure the soils beneath their feet. Explore the Soils of the Crofts.

Geography

We have produced a wide range of resources connected to the Geography curriculum for both Primary and Secondary pupils including posters and online resources. These include Dr Miller’s Countryside Change Toolkit; The Machair; The Biosphere: Soils and Succession. Our geography resources can be found here or you can email our events staff.

The Living Field 

Image of The Living Field interactive educational resourceThe Living Field interactive educational resource has more than 300 pages of high-quality images, sounds, games, and activity sheets designed to enhance and enrich pupils’ knowledge and interest. You can download it here.

Play the Living Field online here.

Wood Ant Activity Pack

Front cover of the Wood Ant Activity PackThis activity pack is a resource for teachers, wildlife group leaders or countryside rangers. It contains a collection of games and activities that can be incorporated into a guided walk or used as stand-alone games at an event or a nature club. The games and activities are based around the everyday lives of wood ants and illustrate nest building, team working, feeding, colony defence and the special relationships wood ants have with other forest dwellers.

You choose the news

Image of the You Choose the News gameYou choose the news is an interactive game that allows players to create a TV news item about changing EU chemical pesticide rules and the potential effects and solutions. By selecting from a series of short video clips players can produce their own news item and when completed the game will tell players just how biased, or not, their news clip is.

Play You choose the news here.

Soils of the Crofts

Image of The Soils of the Crofts educational resourceSoils of the Crofts is a valuable resource for teachers and pupils in Crofting Connections schools which will help them deepen their knowledge of the soil through practical tasks like making wormeries and compost heaps or recreating lazy-beds, as well as through science experiments, creative activities and social studies. But most of all, it is an invitation to get to know and treasure the soils beneath their feet.

Explore the Soils of the Crofts.

Pipe Dreams

Screen shot of Pipe Dreams gamePipe Dreams is an interactive game involving an imaginary catchment, somewhere in North East Scotland. Players must choose what each area of land in the catchment should be used for: crops, livestock, forestry or natural vegetation.

Play Pipe Dreams online here.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.