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Science Unit 1: Properties of Soil August 16-Sept 9

Science Unit 1: Properties of Soil August 16 - September 9


What will we be Learning?

Vocabulary

What you can do at home

  • setting up science journals
  • safety procedures (wearing goggles and gloves; washing hands)
  • uses of safety equipment
  • responsible practices
  • different types of soils are classified based on their unique properties
  • comparing the texture and particle size of different soils
  • testing a soil’s capacity (ability to retain water) and ability to grow plants
  • plants undergo changes throughout their life cycles
  • life cycles of radishes and lima beans

soil

sand

silt

clay

gravel

humus

loam

color

texture

minerals

nutrients

organic matter

scientist

safety

responsible

observe

measure

equipment

tool

capacity

retain

Observe and investigate the soil where you live. Learn the vocabulary and use the words when making observations!


Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p166fVxwyuY


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uimJY25uMR8


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ragc1ynd_NI


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysIm7ImsK6c


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS7zfeK4OTQ


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if29mjcd5bc


Play with Soil!

http://www.soils4kids.org/files/s4k/painting-with-soil.pdf


Questions About Soil

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/newsroom/features/?&cid=nrcs143_021958