Soil sample investigation Activity Lab

Soil sample investigation Activity Lab
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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

Color
Feel
Visible organics
Grain textures
Comparing grain size
Classifying sand, silt, clay
Compaction test

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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2 pages
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