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National Agriculture in the Classroom

Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix

Companion Resource

Sandpaper Texturing Kit

Students will explore soil textures using sandpaper and hand lenses. Kit includes 30 squares of sandpaper (10 pieces of 60 grit, 10 pieces of 220 grit and 10 pieces of 400 grit) and 10 hand lenses that students will use to explore basic hand texturing. Order this kit online from


For instructions on how to use this kit, see the lesson plan Texturing: The Big Picture linked in the list of associated lessons below.

Utah Agriculture in the Classroom
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