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Soil Infiltration and Texture

Soil profile with visible roots
Soil profile with visible roots
Investigate soil properties by performing infiltration experiments and determining texture.

Grades 3 - 12
SoilScience/Pedology • Hydrology
Activity


Educational Objectives

By the end of this activity, students will be able to:

  • understand how different materials affect how fast water moves through a soil column
  • determine the texture of different soils

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Audience
K-12


Observatory: Sierra CZO

Author(s): Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory

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Funding: Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory


Details for this Resource

Soil is made of a mixture of broken down pieces of rock, organic material, air and water. In this activity designed for 4th-12th grade, students will understand how different materials affect how fast water moves through a soil column, and determine the texture of different soils.