What's the "Dirt" on Soil?



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Grades: PK, K, 1
Type: PDF

This unit contains lessons and activities for teaching about soil and how it is useful.

The unit contains:
The words, clip art, and instructions for creating a schema chart about soil
Words and instructions for creating a vocabulary anchor chart for the definition of soil
A list of suggested nonfiction books about soil for young learners
Activity for creating a parts-to-whole map to show the things found in soil
The words and clip art for creating an anchor chart to tell why soil is important
Clip art for creating a graphic organizer to show we how use soil
Soil writing paper and activity
Clip art for creating a graphic organizer for where we find soil
What makes up soil sort (large and small group, the words and pictures)
Suggested hands-on soil/worm experiments with recording sheets
Why do plants need soil lesson and mural activity
How does weather help soil activities (rock break down activities, a poem activity and sequencing map activity)
Is soil clean or dirty? (a mini-lesson and graphing activity)
Lesson and activity on why worms are helpful to the soil (writing and worm craft)

The unit contains information about soil that can be used with the lessons and activities in case you do not have the books or have trouble finding some of them.

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