The Color of Soil
http://soils.usda.gov/education/resources/lessons/color/

USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service


This USDA soil-conservation education site has a variety of educational resources related to soil science. Users can follow links to soil facts, resources, organizations and professional development. Information on this site can be adapted for use in college geoscience classes, particularly the wide variety of photos and the GLOBE soil analysis protocols.

This description of a site outside SERC has not been vetted by SERC staff and may be incomplete or incorrect. If you have information we can use to flesh out or correct this record let us know.


Part of the Starting Point collection. The Starting Point collection includes resources addressing the needs of faculty and graduate students designing, developing, and delivering entry-level undergraduate courses in geoscience.

Starting Point

Subject: Geoscience:Geology
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)
Topics: Earth surface