Properties of Soil (Grades 6-8)

This Properties of Soil (Grades 6-8) lesson plan also includes:

The second in a five part Agriculture series covers the importance of soil properties in organic farming. Scholars observe a soil demonstration as well as complete hands-on experiments to better understand the effects of air space and water absorption on soil.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • If time allows, have groups complete more than one experiment
  • Extend the lesson to include the benefit of earth worms and other decomposers
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires preparation of soil separation described in step six at least one day before the lesson
Pros

  • Suggests many companion resources including websites, books, multimedia, and lab kits
  • Highlights vocabulary throughout
Cons

  • None