Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts: What’s In The Soil?

The latest Praxis “Science Smarts” article.

Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts Column

April 23 , 2022

The latest Praxis ‘Science Smarts’ column in the Medicine Hat News (April 23). The article may also be found in the Medicine Hat News at or via PressReader at

What’s In The Soil?

I do not know about you, but I have been “itching” to get out in the garden and start digging. The weather is just not cooperating… well, if I cannot get outside, I guess I will have to bring some of the outdoors in.

Let’s get started!

Remember to ask an adult before you do this experiment.


  • Heavy rubber band (one of the really thick ones)
  • Small piece of netting, cloth or flexible screen
  • Small funnel
  • Wide mouth jar or plastic container
  • Soil
  • Lamp
  • Magnifying glass
  • Container for your soil
  • Shovel


  1. You need to make a “trap” so you can screen out the dirt from the large organisms…

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Author: Lochsloidh - McFarlane

Retired science/biology teacher.

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