Lesson Overview

 120 Minutes


 5th - 12th Grade

 State Standards:
Scientific Inquiry: 4.3-H.3 Engineering Design: 4.4-H.4

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Materials List


  • Italian salad dressing spice packet
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • Clear jar
  • Watch with second hand
  • Pencil and paper
  • Soils Horizons & Oregon’s State Soil Worksheet
  • Soil auger
  • Several 1 liter clear bottles
  • Water
  • Long handle spoons

Soil Horizons & Oregon’s State Soil

Categories: Science , Soils

This lesson allows students to see the different types of soil by showing them that each different soil particle has a different density. This is a fun and interactive way to get students excited about soil.


For instructions, please download our PDF

Click HERE to download the worksheet!

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