Friday, October 15, 2010
We spent the week learning about soil. On Tuesday we read Garden Wigglers and learned how earthworms help the soil and about their parts. We observed live earthworms and found all their parts. Then we drew and labeled an earthworm in our science journals. We also set up a habitat for some of our worms and observed how they dug tunnels in the soil. On Wednesday we collected soil samples from around our school and brought them back inside to observe. We found rocks, roots, plants, and even a worm. On Thursday we read Dirt The Scoop on Soil and conducted an experiment to learn what was in our soil. We put water in a container of soil we collected and shook it up. We waited for it to settle and observed the layers of the soil. Finally, to end our study of soil, we made a special dirt cup snack to represent the layers of the soil. The children loved making their own and really enjoyed eating the worms and dirt.