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Does Soil Contain Water?
For year one “concrete” thinkers, water is water, and soil is soil. But then there’s the important scientific principle that plants must be watered, and the water must stay somewhere! Here’s a year one experiment that uses coffee cans, dirt, and sand to explore the question of whether soil and sand “contain” water. This activity helps kids observe and hypothesize. As a bonus, it ties into common year one curriculum on the water cycle.