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 https://medicinehatnews.com/life/local-life/2022/04/23/science-smarts-whats-in-the-soil/ or via PressReader at https://www.pressreader.com/article/281827172323154.

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.

Materials

  • 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

Procedure

  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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