Soil Texture Project

Soil Texture

This is another project that is well fit for preschoolers, grade 1 and grade 2 students (age group 3.5 – 7.5). We learned about the parts of Earth’s Surface. We also know that Crust is the outermost layer of Earth’s surface. On the crust of Earth we have land and water. Land is made of sand, soil, rocks, etc. This project is all about studying the soil texture.

Project Questions:

  1. Is there a difference between the texture and color of soil from one place to another?

Things that you need:

  1. Small plastic bags which can be sealed and are transparent
  2. Soil from different places (from places which are far apart – at least 50km distance)
  3. Glue
  4. Paper labels


Step 1: Start collecting soils from different places that you travel. Use your vacation trips, excursions, and other pleasure trips for soil collection.

Step 2: Each place soil must be filled into a unique plastic bag. Give the name of place as the label of that bag.

Step 3: After collecting soil from at least 6 different places, compare them and see how they are different.

Project data chart:

SOIL FROM TEXTURE (Soft and sticky, soft and free flowing, hard and crystal type, etc.) COLOR (Black, brown, light brown, reddish with white dust, etc.)


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