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Types of Soil – Teaching Presentation

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Google Slide | 1 page | Years: 2 - 3

Practise identifying different types of soil with this 18-slide teaching presentation.

Investigate Different Types of Soil 🌱

Soil is soil… right? Not quite! Do your students know the difference between the different types of soil? This presentation aims to highlight the differences between different types of soil and give students an opportunity to understand why soil is important.

During this presentation, students will explore different types of soil, such as sand, silt, clay and loam.

How to Use This Teaching Presentation in Your Classroom

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your science instruction in the classroom.

🧑‍🏫 Group Lesson 

Project the slides onto a screen and work through them as a class. Encourage students to respond to the questions in their notebooks or on a mini whiteboard.

🗣️ Turn & Talk

Invite students to pair up with someone in the seat nearest to them for a 5-minute Turn & Talk. Keep students engaged and on task by directing them to focus on a specific topic, or let them freely discuss the content. Use this Turn & Talk session to encourage students to make space for each other by actively listening, asking questions, and practicing empathy.

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This resource was created by Melissa McLaren, a Teach Starter Collaborator.


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  • Stephanie (Teach Starter)

    Hi Mr Willey, You'll definitely need to add this resource to your artillery when teaching soils next year. We hope you find it super useful! Have a wonderful day.