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What Is Soil Made Of?

Author(s): Nancy Moreno, PhD, and Barbara Tharp, MS.

What Is Soil Made Of?

This activity’s objectives are aligned with the National Science Education Standards, specifically those related to Science as Inquiry and Physical Science. In this activity, students investigate a sample of natural soil to identify and separate its different components. Students will make and record observations, take measurements, and draw conclusions in the process of discovering that soil contains both living and non-living components. 

Concepts

  • Soil is a combination of many different living and non-living things.
  • Soil provides raw materials needed by all living things.

Student Worksheets

Student pages in the teacher’s guide are provided in English and in Spanish.


Funded by the following grant(s)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

My Health My World: National Dissemination
Grant Number: 5R25ES009259
The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools
Grant Number: 5R25ES010698, R25ES06932