Sorting Out Soils

Sift through soil and learn about why it's important for organic processes. After discussing what makes up soil, such as the living organisms and what types of soil have more nutrients, kids sample layers of mulch and deeper soil to determine where they should grow vegetables.

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Instructional Ideas

  • If you don't have a class garden, encourage kids to find soil samples from different places at your school site
Classroom Considerations

  • Plan on doing the activity outside, as it could get messy
Pros

  • Comes with a rubric for assessing the activity
Cons

  • None