Grade – 3
Lab Overview – The students will move from task to task to complete the soil lab.
Materials– Soil samples, Dixie cups, plastic knives and paper plates
Suggestions: Purchase sand, small pebbles and humus. Place a small amount of each in the cups for a small group analysis (task card #2).
Prior Knowledge – Should have reviewed terms, humus, sand, soil, silt clay and rocks.
Time – 1 class period then teacher will specify how much time will be allowed for recording and discussing data.
Activity Directions: The students should work in groups of no more than two. Matching and sorting, will be necessary for task cards 1, 2, and 3. Complete each task as directed. Information gathered from each task should be recorded in student journals.