Thursday, May 31, 2012
Of course, my students' favorite part of our soil study was when we had this yummy treat to see (and taste) the layers of soil. We used an Oreo at the bottom of a small cup to represent bedrock. Next we crumbled up two Oreos to represent the weathered rocks that are present in subsoil. Finally we added a large drop of chocolate pudding to be our dark, rich topsoil. The students enjoyed eating their soil while we created our flipbook notes on the individual layers. I have also heard of teachers making dirt cake with gummy worms as a way to show the components of soil. Anytime food is involved,
students will pay attention!