Get the Dirt
Students investigate a variety of soil samples placed in cold water jars. Layers of soil are examined for the difference between organic matter and rock fragments.
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The Carbon Cycle and its Role in Climate Change: Activity 3
Does the carbon cycle play a role in climate change? Your class will investigate what fossil fuels are and how they release carbon into the atmosphere. They get an opportunity to understand the causes of green house gases and global...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Thinking Like A Soil Scientist
Ready to roll up those sleeves and get your hands dirty? Dirty with soil science content, that is! Overcome those "But it's just dirt" objections with a trip outside to collect soil samples for some in-class analysis. Use the variety of...
6th Science CCSS: Designed
The Dirt We Depend On- Characteristics of Dirt Reading Comprehension Worksheet
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a selection about dirt and soil characteristics. They answer 10 matching questions and 5 multiple choice questions based on the information given in the non-fiction article.
4th - 5th Science
What's the Dirt on ... Dirt?
Dirt or soil? What's the difference? Actually, dirt is soil as explained by the video's high-energy speaker who goes on to emphasize its importance. She describes the composition of soil as minerals, water, air, and organic matter that...
4 mins K - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable