This week at Glassel Park Elementary, I took inspiration from my fellow Garden Rangers at Enrich LA and taught about soil composition. The students were each assigned a bed and a jar. They filled up that jar with about 1/3 of soil from the bed and then filled the rest of the jar with soil. Then shake, shake, shake! When the soil was settled, the students got to practice reading rulers by measuring how much of the soil was sand, silt, clay or organic matter. You know these students are smart, because this classic experiment is even taught to the Master Gardeners of LA. They are still a little young to enroll in the Master Gardener class, but hopefully this will be the start of a life-long desire to learn about gardening!