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Fifth graders study erosion and its impact on the Earth. For this erosion study lesson, 5th graders watch a PowerPoint that illustrates examples of erosion. Students create a vocabulary matrix for related terms and complete a graphic organizer about soil compositions. Students complete a creative writing activity as a piece of soil or sand on a journey.
Begin with the third slide to help earth science learners investigate one of our most valuable natural resources: soil. Straightforward and fact-filled slides define soil, describe its formation and composition, and explore reclamation and conservation practices. This is most appropriate for high school or college-level geology courses when beginning a unit on soil science.
Fourth graders examine soil to find its contents, and how much water and air they can measure. In this soil composition activity, 4th graders perform three experiments and record their results. In one experiment they examine the soil for mineral matter with a hand lens. The others test for air and water content.