This is an additional or alternative method of determining texture of soil. Students will not do this activity at Outdoor School due to time constraints. In this activity, students determine the composition of a soil sample by separating the soil particles into layers. Students will then classify the soil as sand, silt, or clay.
Materials (per group)
• 2-cup soil sample
• Ziplock bag
• Clear 2-liter bottle with cap
• Permanent marker