Used in my 6th grade science class
Teacher will need to supply
3 different soil types (I used (from Lowes) topsoil, sand, and soil from my yard)
small 3oz cups, rulers,and magnifying glasses.
Students will investigate the properties of the soil samples including
Comparing grain size
Classifying sand, silt, clay
They must draw and label a soil diagram using the samples
They must decide what each sample would be Topsoil, subsoil, or parent material.
Explain which sample would be the best for growing plants and holding water.
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