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  Earth Science
  Life Science
  Physical Science

Hands-on Activity

Splendid Soil

Fun Forces
Students will gain an understanding of the physical characteristics and absorption of types of materials that make up soil.
Topic: Properties of Soil
Real World Science Topics:
  • An exploration of the physical characteristics of types of materials that make up soils
  • An exploration of each material's ability to retain water
In this activity, students will examine the physical characteristics of materials that make up soil. Then, they will observe the absorption of these materials.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 2 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.



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