Mud, like everything around us, has its own chemistry. We all interact with soil
and its chemistry every day, without even knowing we are doing it! For our
CheMUDstry investigation we will be making mud pies and using them in different
activities to look at soil chemistry. Use the observation booklet to practise taking soil samples and making observations of your soil samples and the environment where you have found them.
Worksheets and teacher notes
These notes are all pdf downloads.
- What does a chemist looks like? (part 1)
- Collecting soil samples
- Data collection
- Preparing your samples
- Soil observations
- Testing your soil
- Mud pie making
- Making mud paint
- Iron for breakfast
- Soil and me
- What does a chemist looks like? (part 2)
- Extra activities
- My CheMUDstry soil observation booklet (pdf download)
- Soil colour chart (pdf download)
This project was funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund to encourage school students to explore the soil beneath their feet and nurture the interest of future generations in the chemistry that is all around us.
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