This is a great kit for teaching students about soil textures. The kit includes two cups of sand, two cups of silt loam, and two cups clay. Each kit weighs four pounds. 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. Samples are designed to be used with soils lessons found in the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix.
Lesson plans associated with this kit can be found on the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix.