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Edible Dirt

Edible Dirt

Make-N-Take

Brief Description
Make a dirt cake and learn about soil along the way.

Objectives: The student will be able to:

  • Identify the three basic soil horizons.

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Step-by-Step Pictures:

 

 

IMG_3868STEP ONE: Gather your ingredients: package of Oreos, graham crackers, chocolate pudding, whipped cream, gummy worms, a clear plastic cup, plastic sandwich bags, and a spoon.
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STEP TWO: place one graham cracker in the plastic bag and crush it until there are no big pieces left. Then put these into the bottom of the cup.

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This is the parent material or “C layer”.IMG_3872 STEP THREE: Empty one full pudding cup on top of the graham cracker layer.IMG_3873

This is the subsoil, or “B layer”.
IMG_3874 STEP FOUR: Spray a layer of whipped cream on top of the pudding layer.IMG_3875 This is the topsoil or “A layer”.

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STEP FIVE: Place a few Oreos into the other plastic bag and crush until crumbled. Then sprinkle this on top of the whipped cream layer.
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This is the organic layer. It is made up  of the matter that was once living.

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STEP SIX: Add the gummy worms for a fun topping for the kids.IMG_3880

STEP SEVEN: Add green sprinkles to represent grass. Then enjoy your “edible dirt”!