Permeability and Porosity

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Covering both permeability and porosity, scholars perform a hands-on experiment testing various soil types. The material includes a pre-lesson worksheet to help focus pupils on the task at hand. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members collect soil from their homes or the school and hypothesize its permeability and test
  • Add silt to introduce another soil type
Classroom Considerations

  • Rreview lab safety, as the lesson prompts learners to cut open plastic water bottles
  • The lesson does not rely on any knowledge from the first two lessons in the series
  • The third in a set of five lessons

  • Includes a data table and extension ideas
  • Provides assessment questions 

  • Strategies for differentiation are extensions of the lesson rather than ways to differentiate
Common Core