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First Grade

Introduction to Soil and Earthworms: Students are introduced to facts about our soil and our earthworms. Each child receives a cup with soil (chocolate cookie pieces) and a worm (gummy worm) to eat. They then vote which tastes better ā€“ soil or worms!

Soil and Earthworms: Students learn about different types of soils. They feel sand, silt, and clay soils and use adjectives to describe each one. They examine a soil sample with a magnifying glass. The body parts and benefit of earthworms is discussed and students examine an earthworm and identify its body parts.

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