Fully investigate a tray of soil and collect words to describe the appearance and texture. This collection might include dirt, earth, mud, worms, crumbly etc.
What is soil made of? List the parts that can be identified – use magnifiers to help.
To understand soils are made from rocks and organic matter
Identify similarities and differences between types of soil
Investigate soil from the local environment
Look at how the parts a soil is made of affect how it behaves
To begin to understand the value of soil
The Royal Horticultural Society is a charity established to share the best in gardening. It aims to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more-beautiful place. Get more great resources from the RHS here and on its website at schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/home. You can also follow on Twitter at @The_RHS.
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