Is it bad when you are introducing the soil packet with the notebook pages completed already? Well, I am finished teaching soil and apologize for just now getting this out to you, but last week was CrAzY!
My Soil Packet is FREE here and includes:
Layers of soil diagram
Vocabulary words with which layer of soil they can be found in underneath (some students had time to color these!)
Observing soil sheet
How much water can each type of soil hold?
Sugar Cube Weathering (students take baby food jars and a sugar cube…SHAKE for 60 seconds…observe…add 10 drops of water…SHAKE for 60 seconds…observe…POOF! Instant water and wind weathering!)
Erosion activity (dirt, pebbles, rocks dumped into paint tray, poor water -aka rain- what erodes easiest?, what does not move?)
definitions and examples!
Soil was easy and fun! If you do not have the time, energy, or money to get soil ask the students to bring some in for homework. Give out a reward for the students who do bring some. Ask some kids with sand boxes to bring in sand. Here in Georgia it is easy to find clay!