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2018 - Elementary GLOBE Soils Module

Soils Module

Scoop the dog has gotten away again and it is up to the GLOBE Kids to find him. Along the way, they discover all the holes he has dug and the hidden world underground. In this story, students will learn about the different types of soil and the animals that live beneath their feet.

By the end of this module, students will know how to describe the different components that make up soil, discover the basics of decomposition and understand why soil is important for plants and animals.

Cover of the book “The Scoop on Soils.” Three children and a dog on steps in front of a school. One of them has a leash and is petting the large white dog. Below the names of the authors is the Elementary GLOBE logo.

Storybook: The Scoop on Soils



Elementary GLOBE Translations

Elementary GLOBE Translations

Elementary GLOBE is designed to introduce students in grades K-4 to the study of Earth system science. Each module includes a science-based fictional storybook, three learning activities and teacher's notes with a glossary of relevant scientific terminology. 

Translated versions

GLOBE strives to provide translations of materials in the official U.N. languages.

Currently, these resources are available in:

To download a translated version, click on the corresponding language below. Not all storybooks and activities have been translated into every language. To add a language to this list, email for more information about translation approval.

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