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Learning objects Explore soil [includes spoken instructions]

TLF ID L2

Explore a soil scene. Select living things and weather features and see their impact on the soil. Look at the interactions between animals, plants and soil. Follow instructions on how to build a soil environment at home.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students explore how soil is formed from rock particles and organic matter.
  • Students explore how plants and animals interact with the soil.
Educational value
  • Introduces environmental connections between animals, plants and soil.
  • Provides instructions on how to build a soil environment within a container.
  • Includes audio instructions.
Year level

F; 1; 2

Learning area
  • science
Strand
  • Science/Science understanding
    Concept
    • Science/Ecology
    • Science/Animals
    • Science/Plants
    • Science/Environment
    Skill
    • Comprehension;
    • Knowledge
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Modelling;
    • Practical activity
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Subject matter expert
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 30 Jul 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    Browsers
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.