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  Earth Science
  Life Science
  Physical Science

Hands-on Activity

Super Soaked Soil

Fun Forces
Summary
In the first part of the activity, students will examine the physical characteristics of three types of materials that make up soils.

In the second part of the activity, students will observe the absorption and drainage properties of three types of materials that make up soils.
Overview
Topic: Properties of soil
Real World Science Topics:
  • An exploration of the physical characteristics of three types of materials that make up soils
  • An exploration of each material's ability to retain and drain water
Objective
Students will gain an understanding of the physical characteristics, absorption properties, and drainage properties of three types of materials that make up soils.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 3 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.

5-MINUTE REFRESHER

TAKE FIVE

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