Soil Investigations Unit (Google Classroom & PDF) Distance Learning

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2nd - 5th
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This unit was a great addition to our interactive notebooks (INB) and really helped make learning about soil fun for my students!


1. Soil Investigations Booklet (to be used while students dig for, collect, and examine soil samples)

2. Soil Investigation Foldables (an INB option to the booklet)

3. Soil Components Flipbook: sand, silt, rock, clay, humus (included are sorting cards for students to match and glue to the pages)

4. INB Pocket (All Life Needs Soil) with Cards (Students describe and illustrate how soil is important to Plants, Animals, and Humans.)

5. Soil Layers Foldable (included are sorting cards that describe each layer)

6. Vocabulary Sorting (see PREVIEW file for the vocabulary words included)

7. Essential Questions Foldable

8. Unit KWL Foldable

9. Fill-in-the-Blank Assessment with Word Bank

10. Tree Diagram Header (Students must describe what soil IS, what soil HAS, and what soil CAN do/be used for.)

11. Vocabulary Strips for your science (or regular) word wall

Specific Standards Covered: VA SOL 3.7

Downloading the PREVIEW file will display all of the pages in the unit.

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