In this lesson students will learn about the three primary components of soil: sand, silt, and clay. Students will discover the properties of each component and what percentages of sand, silt, and clay makes the best gardening medium.
Tzatziki sauce is a Greek or Turkish appetizer, served cold and traditionally eaten with bread or pita. It is typically made from yogurt, cucumber, dill, mint, and garlic, and is quick and easy to make with children. Cutting up fresh vegetable sticks to use for dipping adds another element to this kitchen lesson, and makes a delicious accompaniment instead of bread.
1/2 cucumber, coarsely grated
1 cup plain yogurt
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. chopped dill
1 tbsp. mint
1 garlic clove, crushed
salt and pepper
1. Put yogurt, oil ,and lemon juice in a bowl.
2. Peel the cucumber and use a box grater to grate half of it. If it is watery, strain the grated cucumber before adding to the bowl.
3. Crush the garlic and add to bowl.
4. Chop the dill and mint, and add to bowl.
5. Mix all ingredients thoroughly, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
medium size bowl
measuring cups and spoons