|From Mud Pies to Bricks|
The purpose of this resource is to introduce the different particle sizes of soils and the properties which each contributes to the soil character. Students make mud pies by adding water to the various soil components, letting them dry and observing the pie's characteristics. Students sift soil to remove organic materials and pebbles. They then sift the soil with smaller meshed sieves to separate clay and sand. Students make mud pies by adding water to the various soil components, letting them dry and observing the pie's characteristics. Finally, students create the perfect mud pie or building brick using combinations of soil components.
Intended for grade levels:
Type of resource:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
For science/educational use consistent with the methodologies of the GLOBE Program.
DLESE Catalog ID: GLOBE-86
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
The GLOBE Program