2 Let’s think back… what is a property? A property tells something about an object that helps identify it, such as color, texture, shape, and size!Think of adjectives to describe these different forms of matter!
3 Tiny rocks of different sizes Properties of GravelBigHardTiny rocks of different sizesDoesn’t clumpWater goes through it
4 Properties of Sand Large Rough Rocks and Shells Crumbly Crunchy Sound Spreads Out
5 Clumps when you pinch it Properties of ClaySmallRedSee it on fingersSlight smellClumps when you pinch itSoft
6 Rich with Plant and Animals Properties of HumusTiny rootsRich with Plant and AnimalsDark colorBlackWetSoftWon’t Clump
7 Think about it… What types of soil would be washed away first? Think about this component’s properties that would make it so easily washed away!Think back to the pictures from yesterday’s stations. What is the relationship between land and water? How is this related to this lesson?
8 Why are some of the gravel particles rounded? Which types of these soils would be the best for plants to grow? Think about each of their properties!Why are some of the gravel particles rounded?