Our unit for Term 4 is…
‘Beneath Our Feet’
In this unit we will be learning about the surface of the Earth by exploring the features of soils, rocks and landscapes. We will also discover how the Earth’s surface has changed overtime due to human activity and natural processes.
As part of this unit, you will need to collect and label rock and soil samples which we will explore at school (in week 3). You might like to do this over the holidays and collect the samples from your holiday destination.
Tasks to do:
1. Collect a transparent jar with a screw top lid that holds about 400mL of water (a pasta sauce jar or jam jar could work). You need to make sure that the jar is wide enough to fit a rock inside.
2. Collect about 1 cup of soil. It is preferred that the soil is not from a garden but from a natural area, such as a lawn or nature strip. When you collect your soil sample you must carefully record the location and a short description of the area where you have collected your sample. You will also need to include your name and the date it was collected. Please put your soil in the jar and write this information on a label.
3. Collect a variety of rocks. Please be careful when selecting rocks that they are not too big, heavy or sharp. Again, please record the location, your name and the date of collection and attach them to the rock using tape or a rubber band. Please do not put your rocks in the soil yet.
4. Bring it to school by week 2. We will start looking at your samples in week 3.
If you have any questions please comment on this post and I will answer them.
– Mr Maller