Today, as one of our final experiments with Rocks and Minerals, we examined different types of soil. Students were challenged to describe the colour and texture of each sample and also to examine what kinds of sediments they could find in the samples. We were trying to discover the answer to the question "What is soil?"
The three samples were: sand, potting soil and peat moss.
Some great descriptions I overheard were: moist, damp, dry, gritty, dark, light, bumpy, lumpy.
Here are a few pictures of the students engaged in the experiment.