Soil Samples (Soil Texture)

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Soil Samples (Soil Texture)

This is a great kit for teaching students about soil textures. The soils samples are intended for students who are doing a texture analysis by feel and appearance. See Activity 2: Soil Textures By Feel in the lesson plan Types by Texture. The kit includes two cups of sand, two cups of silt loam, and two cups of clay. All of the soil samples are from the state of Utah and are representative of the Intermountain Region, although the mineral content may be different, the particle sizes are true to soil texture type and can be used by other states for demonstration purposes.

Contextualize the soil samples with the soils lessons found on the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix

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  • 5
    Soil Sample Review

    Posted by Danielle on Dec 21st 2021

    Great product for having my class identify their given soil type by investigating the properties of soil that we studied. Students performed a water absorption test and other observations before sharing their thoughts and findings for a fun way to end our agriculture unit.

  • 5
    soil samples

    Posted by Amy on Oct 12th 2021

    Excellent--I used them for a classroom soil activity and they were perfect. Very helpful. Thank you

  • 5
    Great for touchy elementary kids

    Posted by Lindy on Sep 29th 2021

    Having samples of sand, silt, and clay makes my soil unit so much easier. The students are constantly drawing connections and remembering what they observed about these samples. Each bag is about a quart size and comes 1/2-2/3 full. It's enough for me to give 90 students 1/2-tsp of each (plenty to make their observations) and still have a good amount left over for next year. Worth the purchase every time!!