soil experiment

Activity 1
1. Using the soil diagram provided, color
and label the soil horizons. Google a
primary resource to complete it correctly.
2. Add the eluviation and bedrock layers to
your diagram.
3. On the back of the diagram, list a
characteristic for each horizon.
Horizon O –
Horizon A –
Eluviation –
Horizon B –
Horizon C –
Bedrock –
Activity 2
1. What is soil made of? Do a
Google search to find why each of
the items on the next page is
important for soil.
2. Write what you find in your
science journals.
3. Also, find out how much of each
item is found in soil. Record your
findings in your science journal.
Activity 3
1. Examine the soil in baggie 1.
Write some words that describe it on
the index card provided. You may
use all your senses EXCEPT for
taste. DO NOT eat the soil!!!
2. Predict where your soil came
from. Write the prediction on your
index card.
3. Place the card in the brown paper
bag labeled 1.
4. Repeat steps 1, 2, and 3 for
baggies 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
Activity 4
1. Do a Google search to find to
answer the following questions. Use
primary resources. You will need 5
facts for each question. Write what
you find in your science journals.
a. How can people enrich soil?
b. How can people conserve soil?
c. What is soil used for?
2. Be ready to share your findings
with the class.
Activity 5
Activity 6
1. Log onto Mrs. Mayo’s Science
Google Classroom. Use the code:
2. Complete the Soil web activities.
There are 3 to choose from.
3. Write down some interesting facts
about soil in your science journals to
share with the class. You will need at
least 10 facts written down.
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