Monday, 2 October 2017

Sorting out soils

Following on from last week's 'Is there life in soil?', have you tried 'Soil doughnuts; sorting out soils'?
Sandy soils allow water through easily and clay soils do not. Gardeners usually prefer loam soils.
For a farmer or gardener, it is important to know the soil type so that it can be managed properly and crop production increased.
This activity can be used in any lesson about the environment, rocks and landscape, agriculture, gardening or investigations out of doors.
More ideas for teaching about soils can be found on the website in teaching strategies.

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