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Activity 3

What is soil?

This video will give you an introduction (she does talk very fast though!)


Try this: If you are able to, get a clear jar with a tight fitting lid.

Fill it about a third of the way full of soil (any soil will do) and then fill the jar to about ¾ full (see those fractions will come in handy now!) with water.

Shake the jar really hard and then leave it to settle for an hour or two – or overnight.

What do you notice? Take a photo of your jar and see if you can label anything you see in it.