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Grade 3
Earth and Space Science:
Exploring Soils

 

Investigating Soils Composition

 

Ask questions and make predictions that lead to exploration and investigation about the composition of soil (200-1, 200-3)
 

Questions And Answers About Soil

 

Soil Answers
 

Get the Dirt on Soil
  Composition of Soils Lesson Plan
  Composition of Soils Student Worksheet

Investigate, describe, and record a variety of soils and their components using words and diagrams (100-36, 100-37, 201-3, 201-5)

 

Describing Soils - Soil Types
 

Exploring Soils (U.S.A.) with interactive activities
 

Comparing Soils Teacher Lesson Plan
 

Comparing Soils Student Worksheet
 

Soils and Classification
 

Various Soil Composition Experiments
     

Water Absorption of Soils

 
Describe, predict, and compare the absorption of water by different types of soil (100-38, 200-3)
  Testing Absorption Rates of Soils
  Centers - Water and Soils Lesson Plan
  Centers - Water and Soils Student Worksheets

Communicate procedures and results of investigations related to water absorption of soils, using drawings, demonstrations, and/or written and oral descriptions (203-3)

  Centers - Water and Soils Lesson Plan
  Centers - Water and Soils Student Worksheets

Moving Water and Soil

 
Observe and describe the effects of moving water on different types of soil (100-39)
  Centers - Water and Soils Lesson Plan
  Centers - Water and Soils Student Worksheets
 

The Magic Schoolbus Rocks and Rolls
 

Erosion

Interactions of Living Things and Soils

Investigate and describe how living things affect and are affected by soils (100-35)
 

The Dirt On Soil Very informative site with a game
 

Great Plant Escape Case #2
     

Technological Products and Processes Related to Soil

Demonstrate and describe earth materials while exploring objects made from them (101-12, 203-1)
 

Shake, Rattle and Roll
 

The Roots of Trash
 

How Plants Help the Environment
 

Powerful Plants
 

NS Agricultural Production