"SAND AND SOIL STUDIES"
Where does sand come from? How is it the same or different from soil?
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.
- Problem solving
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.
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
Approximately 1 class period
- 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
- Scoop or large spoon
- Pen or pencil
- Activity Sheet 1 and 2