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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Welcome to "The Dirt on Soil: Pedology for Beginners. This is a one-time class where we will delve into the field of pedology: the study of soils! In this class, we will discover what soil is, factors that influence soil formation, different soil textures, and even the difference between soil and dirt. This lesson includes an exciting activity: calculating soil textures! Students will learn about the three main soil textures (sand, silt, and clay), and then learn how to use a soil texture...
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 enrollmentA 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)
B.ScH, B.Ed, passionate about teaching science
🇨🇦Lives in Canada
265 total reviews
329 completed classes
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...