Grade: 1 - Earth and Space Science 3

1.ESS.3
Observe a variety of soil samples and describe in words and pictures the soil properties in terms of color, particle size and shape, texture, and recognizable living and nonliving items.

I Can Statements Academic Vocabulary
I can observe a variety of soil samples.

I can use words to describe the properties of soil in terms of color, particle size and shape, and texture.

I can use pictures to describe the properties of soil in terms of color, particle size and shape, and texture.

I can use words and pictures to describe living and nonliving items within soil samples.

Texture Particle Soil
Clay
Sand
Silt

Cross Cutting Concepts
Structure and Function:
*The shape and stability of structures of natural and designed objects are related to their function(s).

Systems and System Models
*Objects and organisms can be described in terms of their parts.

Science and Engineering Process Standards
SEPS 1: Asking Questions and Defining Problems

SEPS 2: Developing and Using Models

Looking Back Looking Ahead
Classify various earth materials. (F.SC2.1)

Describe how the Earth’s surface is made up of different materials. (F.SC2.1)

Observe and compare properties of sand, clay, silt, and organic matter. Look for evidence of sand, clay, silt, and organic matter as components of soil samples. (1.ESS.2)

Observe the detailed characteristics of rocks and minerals. Identify and classify rocks as being composed of different combinations of minerals. (3.ESS.3)