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Student Activity: Understanding Soil Composition

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Geography +1 Age Levels Intermediate (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (12 to 15 years old)
Soils are living, breathing, changing natural systems that form the basis for all land ecosystems—forests, deserts, wetland, tundra, etc.—and that enter into our daily lives in amazing ways.  This multi-step activity explores what is in our soils. You’ll have a chance to get your hands dirty through environmental awareness.