This is a great project that shows students the importance of soil conservation and how to take a soil sample. It provides students the opportunity to take a soil sample and explain why soil samples are so important. There are two activities in this guide that can be used together or separate.
Soil Sample Video
2 Soil Sample Readings
Cupcake Soil Sample Activity
Soil Horizon PowerPoint
1. Students will recognize and distinguish between different soil horizons.
2. Students will demonstrate how to take a soil sample using a cupcake and a straw.
3. Students will explain how much land in the world is available for agriculture.