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Learning about soil!

 

 

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Volunteer Angelina Lai  digs a hole to collect different types of soil samples for a lesson about soil. This is not an easy task!

IMG_2856Everyone is excited to learn about the different layers in our soil! Using scientific terms, Angelina explains that soil is organic matter, which means that it is made up of living things. She explains that organic matter is different from inorganic matter, which is composed of minerals.

IMG_2851Students get their hands dirty as they observe the different properties of each container soil. They observe the color, odor, and texture of the soil samples and record their observations. Students hypothesize which layer of the earth each sample of soil comes from.

IMG_2852Some students notice that that certain soil samples smell clean and fresh!

IMG_2840Then the class discusses their findings with volunteers Angelina and Eileen. There are a lot of observations to share!

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published this page in News 2012-05-03 14:55:31 -0700

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