Today's lesson is looking at soil and what it is. What is soil used for? Invite children to share their ideas. Read children the facts about soil on the slides. From what we have read, why is soil important?
Children to think, pair, share their ideas, then go through the information on the slides about what soil is, how it is formed and why it is important.
Explain that just like rocks, there are different types of soil. Show children the pictures of different soils on the slides. What differences can you see between these different types of soil? How could order the soil samples, e.g. by colour? Decide the order for each one and write the numbers in the boxes.