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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.  

Maximum of 30 participants.

Standards: ELS.EX2.B
Duration: 60 minutes
Fee: No
Offered: School Year
Location options: At School Program, Retzer Nature Center

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