Lincoln: Soils, Rocks & Landforms Print

Recently, students in 4th grade Science have been studying soils, rocks and landforms. In our first investigation, students observed 4 different soils from different locations: desert, river delta, mountain and forest. Students learned about the particles that make up soil through observation as well as mixing the soils with water. We are still determining where each sample came from! We have also studied erosion and deposition using stream tables. We are currently determining the hardness of a variety of minerals using the scratch test. Pictured here are students from Janet Conrad's classroom.