My students got dirty today while learning about different types of soil.
I gave them a homework assignment to bring in 3 baggies of soil that was gathered from 3 different places. We then used our samples to complete an observation book.
In their books, students had to observe different properties of all three samples.
Students had to describe the color and texture, and they added water to the soil to determine if the it held its shape when it was wet. Students listened to to the soil as they rubbed it between their fingers, and they looked for broken pieces of rocks and other.
During the lesson, we had several surprising discoveries! We found 5 worms and 2 Roly Polies. I absolutely loved watching my students get so engaged and excited about learning, and I think they will remember this lesson for a while. I’m sorry that I can’t share any of the forms we used, but they are something I bought from AIMS.