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Properties of Sand and Silt

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Learner Outcome Content Learning Strategy

Discover and identify Earth materials smaller than sand.

Precipitate silt and sand in water and record on Sand and Clay Drawing Sheet.


sand

silt

 


Full Option Science System (FOSS):
Pebbles, Sand, and Silt
Activity 2, Part 3
Sand and Silt
pp. 10 & 11

Discover and identify Earth materials smaller than silt.

Explore the properties of dry and wet clay particles.


sand

silt

clay


Foss:
Pebbles, Sand, and Silt
Activity 2, Part 4
Exploring Clay
pp. 13 & 14

Explore places where Earth materials are used.

Observe and compare different grades of sandpaper.


fine

medium

course


FOSS:
Pebbles, Sand, and Silt
Activity 3, Part 1
Looking at Sand Paper
pg. 5

Understand that sandstone is sand grains held together with a matrix.

Making sand sculptures.



FOSS:
Pebbles, Sand, and Silt
Activity 3, Part 2
Sand Sculptures
pp. 6 & 7

Understand that adding water to clay makes it moldable.

Making clay beads.


FOSS:
Pebbles, Sand, and Silt
Activity 3, Part 3
Clay Beads
pp. 8 & 9

Search for the use of Earth materials outside the classroom.

School yard field trip.


concrete

FOSS:
Pebbles, Sand, and Silt
Activity 3, Part 4
Rocks in Use
pp. 10 & 11

brick

concrete block

blacktop

clay pots

mortar


FOSS:
Pebbles, Sand, and Silt

Optional Activity
Activity 3, Part 5
Making Bricks
pp. 12 & 13