What kinds of things are good to build houses with?
What makes them good for building?
How could you figure out what kind of soil is best for building a house?
What tests could you do to see if your mud changes in extreme weather, like hot sun or rain?
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We learned that the type of mud you can make depends on the type of soil where you live. If you live in the United States, did you know that every state has its own state soil?
You can learn all about your state's special soil and explore its properties!
If you’re willing to embrace the mess, you and your students can make your very own adobe bricks. You’ll need some soil, water, straw or grass, and an old ice cube tray. Learn about this traditional brick making method for yourself!