Students will be able to discuss and understand that:
• Soil is not a living organism.
• Soil is made up of small pieces of rock, sand, dead animals, dried up leaves, roots, and grass, clay and other matter.
• Plants do not eat soil. Water dissolves the nutrients in the soil so the roots can soak them up with their straw-like roots.
• There is air in the soil.
• Earth worms, spiders, centipedes, and insects can live in soil.