RPE First graders learn about soil composition

1 Nov
The RPE first graders have been coming to the Titan Gardens weekly for activities that tie into their classroom curriculum.  Recently, they had a science unit on pebbles, soil and silt and came out to the garden to learn more about soil composition.  They started by building their own model of the different size particles that make up good garden soil like sand, silt and clay. 

The kids had fun realizing that the jar was never really full because there was always more space in between to put smaller things. 

After building their models, they explored some garden soil with their hands and tried to identify some of the different things that are in garden soil including sticks, roots, sand, pebbles, etc.

Their final activity was to watch a “mudshake” being prepared with a soil sample which they would explore further at their next visit. 

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