Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts: A Lesson in Precious Soil

The latest Praxis Science Smarts column!

Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts Column

July 16, 2022

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

A Lesson in Precious Soil

Although we had a bit of rain this summer, it is still extremely dry out there… I am no expert, but I would say we are still experiencing drought like conditions in southeastern Alberta. This is not anything new in Alberta.

In fact, in the 1930s there was a terrible drought in all of Canada. People would look outside and see the soil being carried away by the wind. This was often referred to as a dustbowl. Sometimes this is difficult to see if you live in the city, so I thought we could replicate just how easily the precious soil can leave.

Let’s get started!

*Remember to ask an adult before…

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Author: Lochsloidh - McFarlane

Retired science/biology teacher.

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