Lesson plan

Soil composition and soil erosion

Free experimentation with soil. One station investigates the components of different soil types. The other station investigates how soil is moved by water.
Science content
Earth/Space: Landforms, Erosion (3)
Earth/Space: Rock cycle, Earth Materials, Natural resources (5)
Activities in this lesson

I used Wasserman's Play-Debrief-Replay model (see the New Teaching Elementary Science resource) for this lesson.

Set up two stations: soil sieving and soil erosion.
Students spend 20 minutes on one station, making notes on what they find, then switch to the other station.

Grades taught
Gr 1
Gr 2
Gr 3