Easy Outdoor Science Activities For Kids

What's in the Soil?

What's in the soil? There's more to it than dirt! The composition of soil isn't as simple as it seems. Discover what it contains with an experiment.

What You'll Need:

  • Pie pan
  • Garden soil
  • Water

Step 1: Fill a pie pan with soil collected from an outdoor garden. Bring the pie pan indoors, and place it where it gets sunlight.

Step 2: Keep the pie pan away from open windows, so nothing gets into the pan from outside. Water the soil to keep it moist.

Step 3: Observe the soil each day. Do you see any earthworms or tiny insects? Is anything sprouting or growing?

Step 4: When you're finished, put the soil and all its creatures back in the garden.

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