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Soils - Sand, Silt and Clay


View a soil profile and learn about soil layers and their formation.  Discuss the differences in particle size of sand, silt, and clay.  Then get your hands dirty by texturing soil samples to feel the difference.  Classify each sample using a textural triangle.  When held at Retzer Environmental Learning Center, add 15 minutes to the program duration.

Maximum of 30 participants.  For non-partner schools – fees may apply.

Standards: MS-LS2-2, MS-LS2-5, MS-ESS3-3, ELS.EX2.B
Duration: 45 minutes
Fee: No
Offered: School Year
Location options: At School Program, Retzer Nature Center

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