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Testing Soils

In this worksheet, students will be given the chance to investigate soils and find out some of what makes them different and how to find out.

'Testing Soils' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Rocks

Curriculum subtopic:   Soils

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Amy and her younger brother Sam were on their way home after a walk when Sam exclaimed "Look Amy, that puddle outside our house is still there and it hasn't rained since yesterday!"

 

Child in puddle

 

"That's because some soils don't let the rainwater through very easily." explained Amy.

"Why's that?" asked Sam.

"Tell you what, Sam, why don't we do a little investigation to find out?" suggested Amy.

"Oh yes!" Sam was excited. "What shall we do?"

"Well, we need two types of soil and then we'll add some water and see how quickly it drips through." Amy told him.

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