Waukesha County

Soils - Sand, Silt and Clay At-Your-School

45 minutes

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.  

For non-partner schools – fees may apply.
For current program rates, see the Waukesha County Environmental Education School Guide

Standards: ELS.EX2.B, HS-ESS2-5
Duration: 45 minutes
Fee: No
Offered: School Year
Location options: At School Program, Retzer Nature Center

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