This is a complete unit on Grade 3: Soils in the Environment. I have designed this unit to reflect the Ontario Curriculum. It includes ideas for hands-on learning, worksheets, experiments, lesson extensions, games, words for a word wall, and a unit test.
In this package there are 10 lessons, each of which take approximately 40 minutes to complete. Each lesson begins with an information page with lesson extensions and is followed by information and an activity or worksheet to help cement the learning.
Lesson 1: What is Soil?, Soil Structure
Lesson 2: Soil Properties, Classifying Soil by their Properties
Lesson 3: The Many Uses of Soil, Mystery Soil
Lesson 4: Filtering Water
Lesson 5: Who Needs Soil?, Jobs in Soil - Cards
Lesson 6: Soil Erosion, Moving Soil
Lesson 7: Soil Additives, Helping the Soil
Lesson 8: Soil Comparison
Lesson 9: Compost Pile
Lesson 10: Earthworm Investigation
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Other units by Mrs. Montroy's Educational Resources include:
Growth and Changes in Plants Complete UnitStrong and Stable Structures Complete UnitForces Causing Movement Complete Unit