MERRILLVILLE | Mrs. Huseman from the Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District visited the first grade classes at Fieler Elementary School. She taught the children about soil. She asked them to be “soil scientists” and use their senses to learn about soil.
Mrs. Huseman shared six different stations with the children. Children were able to pat their thumbs in soil to make soil creatures. Some children made butterflies, some children made spiders, and some students made caterpillars. Then they decorated their soil creatures with markers to complete their soil study booklets.
Students also learned about earthworms. Earthworms do not have eyes or lungs. They actually breathe through their skin. Students were able to identify the earthworm’s head because the head area is a darker color than the body.
The first grade students had a wonderful time digging through soil samples while learning about such an important natural resource.