This lab covers soil. This lab contains teacher directions on how to set up the lab, and a student worksheet. This lab is made to be an extension after teaching the students that soil is abiotic. Students should also know that soil is classified based on soil profile, composition, texture, and particle size. This lab also covers permeability of soil and ph, which are both very important factors. Below you will find what materials are needed for each section of this lab sheet. These materials can be set up and each table for groups to use simultaneously, or they can be setup as stations that each group must visit and work on at different times.
Soil, composition, soil profile, topsoil, humus, subsoil, parent material, bedrock, soil texture, soil particle size, soil permeability.