Soil Laboratory for graders 4

MILE School Primary students learn the basis of the scientific Method.

In November, graders 4 during the science lessons with teacher Annaluce and teacher Laura have developed a soil laboratory activity with Alessandra, an environmental teacher from  Demetra association.

MILE School Primary students got the chance to observe, touch and smell three kinds of soil: humus, clay and river sand. The kids have examined the features of the soil and understood their differences. 

Two experiments have been set up: a granulometry one and a stratification one.

In the end, classes had fun in rummaging in the soil containers for living beings that were observed by the electronic microscope, classified and drawn.

Observation, hypothesis formulation, checking and sharing the results:  all essential elements of the scientific Method, which the kids had the chance to put into practice.