The Science of Soils

Get your hands dirty while learning about the physical, biological and chemical properties of soil, and how soil nourishes the biological world. Students collect soil from their school grounds and analyse its properties with a ribboning test and pH test, comparing the quality and characteristics of their own soils to other soil types from around the region. We identify how the characteristics of soil affects the growth of various foods and native plants. A great precursor or motivation for a school gardening project.

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