Week 2

Session 2

Overview

Session 1

  1. Type of Soils Worksheet

  2. Shifting Soils Worksheet

  3. 3 microscopes - One for each group of six students

  4. 6 sets of sand samples of each coarse, medium, and fine with different shapes based on their sizes

  5. Grid paper to document the shapes of the sands

  6. Shape of Sand Particles (with Microscope)Worksheet

Session 2

  1. Shapes of Sand Particles (without microscope) Worksheet

  2. Shapes of Sand Particles (with microscope) Worksheet

  3. Six sets of four types of soil (gravel, sand, silt, clay)

  4. Containers or cups

  5. Six sets of four types of soil (gravel, sand, silt, clay)

  6. Gloves for each student

  7. Types of Soil Worksheet

  8. Each group (6 students per group) will have a set of four containers that have types of soils. Ask students to document observable physical characteristics of the soils in a worksheet (below)

    • Describe of color, smell, size of each type of soil

    • Test to see if each type of soil can stand by itself