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Properties of Soil Teaching Slides

  • Updated

    Updated:  26 Oct 2023

Explore the properties of sand, silt, loam and clay with this comprehensive set of teaching slides.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Grade

    Grade:  4

teaching resource

Properties of Soil Teaching Slides

  • Updated

    Updated:  26 Oct 2023

Explore the properties of sand, silt, loam and clay with this comprehensive set of teaching slides.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Grade

    Grade:  4

Explore the properties of sand, silt, loam and clay with this comprehensive set of teaching slides.

Investigate the Properties of Soil

Soil is organic material that covers Earth’s surface. Plants, animals and people all use soil to survive.

Some of the properties of soil include:

  • Color – Common colors of soil are red, orange, black and brown.
  • Texture – How the soil feels when you touch it.
  • Filtration – How the soil retains water.
  • Structure – The size of the soil’s particles.

Ready-Made Lessons on the Properties of Soil

This teaching presentation has been created to assist you in teaching the properties of soil to your students. It examines the properties of the four main types of soil: sand, silt, loam and clay. The resource has been written in age-appropriate language and contains appealing visuals to keep your students engaged throughout. The presentation covers the following topics:

  • What is soil?
  • Types of soil
  • Properties of soil
  • Sand
  • Silt
  • Loam
  • Clay

The resource also includes a “Let’s Check” section after each soil type to keep your students on their toes and to make sure they are grasping the concepts presented.

It’s As Easy As Download, Project, Teach!

Use the Download button to access the Google Slides version of this resource.

Project onto your interactive screen and work through the slides for a ready-made, paperless Science lesson!


This resource was created by Kaitlyn Blevins, a teacher in Georgia and a Teach Starter collaborator.


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