Soil Task Cards


Are you looking for a fun way to review soil? Students will love reviewing with these 28 Soil Task Cards! Makes a great science center, scoot activity, or review game. Digital and PDF versions of the task cards are included.


Soil Task Cards

These Soil Task Cards are a fun, low-prep tool for reviewing soil formation, soil components, and the importance of soil! Using these task cards, you will save time planning your review activity and students will have fun reviewing what they have learned!

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Topics Covered:

  • The importance of soil and how it supports life
  • How soil is formed
  • The different components and types of soil
  • The type of soil that is best for plant growth

These Soil Task Cards also come with 16 bonus task cards. These bonus task cards ask questions about soil erosion, soil conservation, and soil layers. These make a great extension activity or activity for advanced learners. The bonus task cards are only provided in PDF format.

What’s Included?

  • 28 Task cards
  • Student response worksheet
  • 1 Google Form
  • Answer key
  • 16 Bonus task cards

This resource includes two sets of PDF Soil Task Cards. One set has a colorful background and the other set has an all-white background. The questions are the same on both sets of task cards.

What types of questions are asked?

Questions model what students will see on a test, including:

  • Multiple choice
  • Multiple select
  • Fill in the blank
  • Open-end questions
  • True/False

How can I use these Soil Task Cards?

  • Scoot
  • Science centers
  • Review game
  • Early finishers
  • Daily review at the start of a science lesson

What standards are covered?

These Soil Task Cards closely align with most science standards related to teaching soil formation, soil components, and the importance of soil. These task cards specifically aligned to the 2018 Virginia Science SOL 3.6.

Is a digital version included?

This Soil Task Cards resource includes BOTH a digital version and a PDF version. The digital version can be accessed through Google Forms and allows students to easily self-check their work. You can also use the Google Forms task cards to track student progress.

When you purchase this product, you will be given access to a link that will allow you to open the file in Google Forms. You’ll then share that file with your students.

What are other buyers saying about these task cards?

  • “Used these as questions during an online board game, the kids love them! Super engaging and fun!” (Vanessa D.)
  • “This was perfect for our soil unit, and a rare resource. Thanks so much!” (anonymous buyer)
  • “Thank you! This is such a challenging unit for me. It helps to have a low-prep activity like this on hand!” (Amanda B.
  • “Kids loved these! Thanks!” (Stephanie B.)
  • “The task cards are a great review before the test.” (Reagan M.)
  • “My students loved this task card activity.” (Diane D.)
  • “Nice addition to end our unit with review. Aligned with our SOLs perfectly.” (Charlene D.)
  • “My students loved this activity for a soil review! I appreciate that there were 28 cards as well!” (Rachael P.)
  • “My students love using these resources! Very student friendly and easy to use!” (Victoria W.)

Want to save money?

These Soil Task Cards are included in my 3rd Grade Science Task Cards Bundle for a discounted price!

Don’t Miss Out!

These Soil Task Cards are the perfect review tool! They are low-prep and easy to use throughout the year. Your students will love reviewing what they have learned or preparing for end of the year testing with these task cards!


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Other Information:

I recommend printing these task cards in color and laminating so that they can easily be reused from year to year, although this is not necessary. These task cards also print and are easy to read in grayscale.

Check about my blog post all about task cards for games and activities you can play with these task cards!

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