Here is an easy science lesson/center activity for your students to complete. This activity aligns with the first grade essential standard 1 E.1.
To complete this activity, students need a cup of soil and this recording sheet. After students have explored their soil, they will draw a picture of their soil, use adjectives to describe their soil (looks, tastes, feels) and then dig deep into explaining what soil is and why it's important.
I hope you can use this resource in your classroom!
Please see my "Plants, Soil & Water Recording Sheet" for another great lesson that is sequential to this activity.