Exploring Soil

Resources

Aerial view of a wetland

Introduction to Freshwater Wetlands

Learn about the geology, chemistry and ecology of freshwater wetlands.
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Introduction to Freshwater Wetlands

Scoop of potting soil

What is Soil?

Learn about soil, soil texture and the various layers of soil.
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What is Soil?

What makes soil hard and compacted?

What makes soil hard and compacted?

Explore how walking on soil changes how water soaks into the ground and why that matters to gardeners and farmers.
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What makes soil hard and compacted?

hand holding soil

What is Inside Soil?

Students develop and apply observing and comparing & contrasting skills as they explore the composition and characteristics of different soils.
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What is Inside Soil?

Wooden sieves

Design & Build a Soil Sifter

Students will work collaboratively to design and build a soil sifter that separates soil into three sizes of particles.
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Design & Build a Soil Sifter