Come join Ernie the Earthworm as he teaches your students all about soil!
This unit is full of cut-outs to paste into Science Interactive Notebooks, a book list for related trade books, and includes an end-of-the-unit test as well! Study soil in the earth’s layers, the types of soil, the layers of the soil, the movers in the soil, how the soil relates to the plant life cycle, and the jobs of roots. Ernie’s study also touches on sedimentary rock layers and erosion! Included are also teacher help pages to make sure you get the most use out of this incredible unit!
Contents: Soil Test (2 pages) Ernie Says: Give a Book a Look Reading List Ernie’s Soil Study: -What Do I Know Pre-Assessment -Introduction to Ernie the Earthworm - What Is Soil? and Earth’s Layers -The Soil and the Plant Life Cycle -The Life of a Pumpkin Plant Diagram -What is Soil Made Of? Observation Lab -What are the Layers of the Soil? Reading Page -What are the Layers of the Soil? Comprehension -What are the Layers of the Soil? Cut and Paste -Layer 1: Topsoil Reading Page -Layers 2,3 and 4: Subsoil, Parent Material and Bedrock Reading Page -Sand Reading Page and Fill in the Blank -Silt Reading Page and Fill in the Blank -Humus, Loam and Peat Reading Page and Fill in the Blank -Soil Search -Ernie Earthworm Observation Lab -The Soil is Alive! -”Root!” Root!” for the Roots -Types of Soil in My State -My Soil Sample *If you like this resource, please view: Key Notes: Fossils Key Notes: Rocks and Minerals Georgia Habitat Learning Kit Georgia Habitats Booklet Life Cycle of a Pumpkin Rachel Eaker Trash Maker
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