Fun Facts September 2011

August 30, 2011 | 9:08 pm

Some of these fun facts about soil just might surprise you! ┬áSee if you can incorporate some of them into your science lessons or send us some of the facts you’ve found.

Some of these fun facts about soil just might surprise you! See if you can incorporate some of them into your science lessons or send us some of the facts you’ve found. We’d love to hear from you!

  • One tablespoon of soil has more organisms in it than there are people on earth.
  • Just one acre of cropland is home to more than 1.4 million earthworms.
  • The soil required to produce one bushel of corn needs 4,000 gallons of water, a bushel of wheat requires 11,000 gallons of water.
  • It takes anywhere between 200 to 500 years to make one inch of topsoil.
  • Scientists have found more than 75,000 different types of soil in the United States alone!