Edible Soil

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In this yummy activity about soil (page 9 of PDF), learners will create layers of soil using food. They will learn about the composition and role of each layer. Though this was created as a post-visit activity for a workshop about erosion, it also makes an excellent stand-alone activity! The best part of this activity? Learners get to eat it when they're done!

Quick Guide

  • Preparation Time: 5 to 10 minutes
  • Learning Time: 30 to 45 minutes
  • Estimated materials cost: $1 - $5 per student
  • Age Range: Ages 8 - 11
  • Resource Types:
  • Language: English

Materials List (per student)

  • Clear plastic cup
  • An Oreo cookie
  • Crumbled cookies
  • Prepared vanilla pudding
  • Prepared chocolate pudding
  • Gummy worms
  • Sprinkles (Jimmys)
Subjects

Informal Categories

  • Food and Cooking
  • Nature and Environment

Subjects

  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Processes
      • Geochemical Cycles
      • Weather and Climate
    • Earth Structure
      • Rocks and Minerals
  • Life Sciences
    • Ecology
      • Energy Flow and Chemical Cycles
Audience

To use this activity learners need to

  • see
  • taste
  • touch

Learning styles supported

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities
Other
Includes alignment to state and/or national standards:

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