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
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)