Year 3 Investigate what soil is made of in this hands-on activity.

A rocking practical lesson for year 3 linking with the topic rocks, which involves pupils collecting soil samples and observing what they are made up of. Your pupils will love going outside to dig soil to be collected for separation.

This pack includes:

  • A differentiated lesson plan
  • A PowerPoint presentation explaining what soil contains and including the instructions for the activity
  • A printable observation sheet for pupils to record on
  • One differentiated guided reading spread about famous female scientist Mary Anning
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Created: Oct 30, 2018

Updated: Mar 6, 2019

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