Apply scientific methods to soil identification. Discover where soil comes from and its importance.
Students will examine soil layering, texture, and other aspects of the properties of soil.
CT Grades PreK – 5 Core Scientific Inquiry, Literacy and Numeracy
SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY: Scientific inquiry is a thoughtful and coordinated attempt to search out, describe, explain and predict natural phenomena.
SCIENTIFIC LITERACY: Scientific literacy includes speaking, listening, presenting, interpreting, reading and writing about science.
SCIENTIFIC NUMERACY: Mathematics provides useful tools for the description, analysis and presentation of scientific data and ideas.
2.3 Earth materials have varied physical properties which make them useful in different ways.
A 21 Sort different soils by properties, such as particle size, color and composition.
A 22 Relate the properties of different soils to their capacity to retain water and support the growth of certain plants.