Soil Task Cards
These Soil Task Cards are a fun, low-prep tool for reviewing soil formation, types of soil, and layers 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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- 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 four bonus task cards. These bonus task cards ask questions about soil erosion and conservation. These make a great extension activity or activity for advanced learners.
- 28 Task cards
- Student response worksheet
- 1 Google Form
- Answer key
- 4 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
How can I use these Soil Task Cards?
- 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, types of soil, and layers of soil. These task cards are also aligned with both the 2010 and 2018 Virginia science SOLs. They are aligned with science SOLs 3.7 if using the 2010 standards and science SOL 3.6 if using the 2018 standards.
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?
- “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.)
- “Terrific!” (Elaine C.)
- “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.)
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! In addition, 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!
More science resources:
- Soil Unit
- Soil Jeopardy Game
- 3rd Grade Science and Engineering Practices
- 3rd Grade Science Unit Bundle
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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