Book Mentor students become dirt detectives

Student examining dirt with magnifying class.

Book Mentor kids become dirt detectives.

Kids in Illinois Public Media's Book Mentor project found out that it's okay to dig in dirt if you're a dirt detective. Book mentors visited classrooms to help students examine soil with a magnifying glass and to read aloud the book Wonderful Worms to the children. The students also watched a video clip of Sid the Science Kid, who learned with the children that dirt is important because it helps things grow.