Soil Detective Challenge

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
3 4 5 6
Organization:American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Summary:Soils come from rocks and other things that reflect local conditions. Soil is essential for life. In this investigation, students will be able to identify soil properties that can be related to original bedrock, climate and vegetation. At the same time, they will learn about practical issues related to soils.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 3
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A; ESS2.C; ESS2.E
NGSS Performance Expectations:4-ESS2-1; 5-ESS2-1; MS-ESS2-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models; Planning and carrying out investigations
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Scale, proportion, and quantity; Systems and system models
Subjects: elementary school; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; soils
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