This is a fun little freebie for your students to use when investigating soils. Included is a sheet that students will use to tally up and identify the different types of materials found in soil. This will work great as a standalone lesson, as well as an interactive notebook.
Note: I had my students bring in soil samples from their yards. They had to sort out their soil sample and tally off the number of items that they found. Several samples were also put under the projector for class viewing and discussion.