Cover: Soil



Following the scientific process, this title provides instructions on how to conduct experiments that help students gain a better understanding of the property and characteristics of soil.


  • Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Dewey: 631.4--dc22
  • Reinforced book (9781602795266): 7.5 x 9.5, 32 pages, © 2010
  • Paperback (9781602796041): 32 pages, © 2010
  • PDF (9781602797208): 32 pages, © 2010
  • Hosted ebook (9781602797208H): 32 pages, © 2010
  • Series: Explorer Library
  • Subseries: Science Explorer

BISAC Subjects

Table of Contents

  • Dirty Science!
  • First Things First
  • Experiment #1: What Is Soil Made Of?
  • Experiment #2: Soil Size
  • Experiment #3: Stop It!
  • Experiment #4: Don't Wash It Away
  • Experiment #5: Should You Feed Your Soil?
  • Experiment #6: Do It Yourself!
  • Glossary
  • For More Information
  • Index
  • About the Author


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Author: Vicky Franchino

Vicky Franchino has always liked to learn about people who have made a difference in the world. Before writing this book she knew very little about Roberto Clemente, but she now understands why people still remember and honor him more than 30 years after his death. She hopes Clemente’s story will help to inspire others to use their talents and time to make the world a better place. Vicky is the author of a number of other nonfiction books for children, and lives with her husband and their three daughters in Wisconsin.


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