Lesson Plan

We've Got the Dirt!

Help your students learn about earth with this lesson that teaches them about the most basic component-dirt!
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify and describe the different types of soil.


(10 minutes)
Types of Soil
  • Explain to students that today they will be learning about the different types of soil.
  • Give each student a copy of the first page of the Types of Soil worksheet.
  • Read aloud, or have volunteers read aloud, the worksheet, pausing after each type to discuss.
  • On the board or a piece of chart paper, make a graph with 3 rows labeled 1, 2, and 3 and 3 columns labeled "Particle Size?", "Feels?", and "Dries?"
  • Divide students into pairs or small groups.