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Lesson Plan 2

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"SAND AND SOIL STUDIES"

 

QUESTION
Where does sand come from? How is it the same or different from soil?

UNDERLYING CONCEPT
Sand is created from the break down of larger rocks. The type of sand present, for example at a beach, is determined by the geological make-up of the region.

SKILLS

  • Observing
  • Problem solving
  • Measuring
  • Comparing

METHODS
Students will collect different samples of sand and soil. They will perform a variety of tests on these samples to learn more about them, especially, how they are alike and different.

OBJECTIVES
Students will be able to:

  • Observe various fragments and particular make-up of sand
  • Determine if iron is present in a sand sample
  • Compare sand and soil samples

TIME NEEDED
Approximately 1 class period

MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Samples of coastal sand from a local area
  • Samples of topsoil from a school yard
  • Black or white construction paper depending on samples
  • Hand lenses
  • A quart jar and lid
  • Water
  • Magnets
  • Scoop or large spoon
  • Pen or pencil
  • Activity Sheet 1 and 2

 

 

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