Volunteer Angelina Lai digs a hole to collect different types of soil samples for a lesson about soil. This is not an easy task!
Everyone 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.
Students 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.
Some students notice that that certain soil samples smell clean and fresh!
Then the class discusses their findings with volunteers Angelina and Eileen. There are a lot of observations to share!