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Soil Creation – Worksheet

  • Updated

    Updated:  27 Jul 2023

Integrate reading and science with this 7-question comprehension worksheet about soil.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

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    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  3 - 4

teaching resource

Soil Creation – Worksheet

  • Updated

    Updated:  27 Jul 2023

Integrate reading and science with this 7-question comprehension worksheet about soil.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  3 - 4

Integrate reading and science with this 7-question comprehension worksheet about soil.

Use Our Soil Worksheet in Your Classroom Today!

This resource intertwines reading comprehension and earth science. Students will learn about the creation of soil. 

This science worksheet has a reading passage focusing on how soil is created. Following the passage, students are to answer 7 questions about the reading material. Question types range from multiple-choice, short response, and circling activities. 

An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy!  

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:

  • Lesson warm-up
  • Lesson wrap-up
  • Fast finishers 
  • Homework assignment
  • Whole-class review (via smartboard)

For fast finishers, encourage students to create a soil profile showing the different types of soils. 

For students that need additional support, invite them to complete the activity in a 1:1 setting or with a small group. 

🖨️ Easily Download & Print

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. 

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete. 

To save paper, we suggest printing this 2-page worksheet double-sided. 

Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardstock and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them. 

Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks. 


This resource was created by Melissa McLaren, a teacher in Massachusetts and a Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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