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Types of Soil - Worksheet

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 4 pages | Grades: 3 - 4

Identify and describe different soil types with this worksheet.

🌱 Discover the Different Types of Soil

Sand, silt, and loam – Oh My! Are you looking for a resource to assess your students’ understanding of different soil types? This science worksheet will get your students thinking about soil properties, characteristics, and purposes. 

This worksheet includes 7 questions with a variety of different question types. 

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:

For students who need additional support, invite them to complete the worksheet in a 1-on-1 environment or small group. Additionally, students can reference previous lessons, presentations, or anchor charts as a means of support.

For students that need a bit of a challenge, encourage them to create different Venn diagrams comparing different soil types.

🖨️ 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.

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

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