In this product your students will conduct an experiment to determine whether soil types affect plant growth. This experiment can be done as a class, in groups or individually. You can use it as a fun activity in Science, or as an assessment.
In this product you will get:
> Step by step instructions for the experiment for your students.
> A table to record data
> Examples of graphs
> Rubric I use to mark this as an assessment.
This experiment is simple and requires very few materials. My students have loved watching their plants grow and figuring out why and how soil affects the growth. This experiment fits in well with any section on Soil, rocks, plants or the Scientific method.
I suggest using the following soil types-
Loam, clay and sand.
Regular potting soil, sand and a mixture of sand and potting soil.
Yogurt containers/ cups or any container.
Beans or seeds.
If you use this experiment as a group work assessment, I suggest using groups of three and you can mark each member individually on their graph, table and write up. Encourage your students to be accountable for watering and measuring the plants.
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