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Desert Soils and Sands

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Learner Outcome Content Learning Strategy

Compare and contrast various soils.

sand

clay

humus

soil

perk test


Science & Technology for Children (STC):
Soils, Activity 6, Lesson 7
"Soil Comparison"
pp. 67-72


Compare the ability of soils to hold water.


STC :
Soils, Activity 7, Lesson 8
pp. 73-79

ESP:
Water in Our Environment,
Activity 5


Compare the movement of water through soils.

STC :
Soils, Lesson 9
pp. 81-85

Inquiry Based Learning:
How do various soils affect plant growth?
(Students design and carry out their own investigations.)