Investigating Soil

Investigating Soil

We had a sample of soil from teacher’s garden.

We wondered about the soil and carried out some investigations to help us find answers:

  • If you mix soil and water, what parts of the soil will float and what parts will sink? Why?
  • If you poke around in the soil, will you be able to see living things? things that were never alive?
  • If you sieve the soil, will you be able to see little bugs more clearly?
  • If you sieve the soil, what will end up getting through the mesh? what will catch in the mesh?

We invited Ms. Cunningham’s class in to show them what our questions and answers were.

We like discussing our findings with other classes!