Science & Nature

The Dirt on Soil: Pedology for Beginners

In this 13th lesson of the Let's Explore Earth series, students will learn all about soil! We will cover factors that influence soil formation, soil textures, and we will even be calculating the soil composition of a real soil sample!
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50 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learners per class

per learner

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Class Experience

Students will be able to explain what soil is and why it is important. Students will understand the difference between soil and dirt. Students will be able to use provided information about a soil sample to use the soil texture triangle and determine a sample's soil type.
OPTIONAL: Students will be provided instructions on how to complete their own soil calculations at home.
 1 file available upon enrollment
A handout will be provided to students before class. They should bring the handout to class along with a writing utensil, a ruler, and a calculator.
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50 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.


Annette Chatzikonstantinou (she/they)
Lives in Canada
B.ScH, B.Ed, passionate about teaching science
265 total reviews
329 completed classes

About Me

Hello everyone! My name is Annette Chatzikonstantinou (or Ms. Annette, for short) and I'm a teacher from just outside of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

I have both passion AND experience teaching a wide variety of science topics. I developed an... 
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