In this lab, students break into teams and are assigned one of many soil types. Students will follow the lab instructions for each lab to determine the various properties of the labs and record their data into the worksheets. This lab can also be made digital on Google Classroom or any other digital learning classroom.
Lab falls into NC 6th Grade Science Essential Standard (view unpacked standard on DPI websitre for more details):
6.E.2 Understand the structure of the earth and how interactions of constructive and destructive forces have resulted in changes in the surface of the Earth over time and the effects of the lithosphere on humans.
6.E.2.3 Explain how the formation of soil is related to the parent rock type and the environment in which it develops