Lesson: Properties of Soil: Aeration and Fertility Science
In this lesson, we will learn how to investigate the effect the composition of soil has on its properties, such as the drainage of water and humus structure, and relate that to soil aeration and fertility.
Daniel investigates how quickly water drains through sandy, clay, and silt soils. He pours 200 mL of water onto 3 samples of soil. This is what the samples look like after 2 minutes.
Which sample is the clay soil?
Fill in the blank: Soils that are rich in clay particles are often called heavy soils. They can hold nutrients than sand-based soils.
Look at this table of the properties of the three types of soil.
Which soil type is soil A?