Lesson: Properties of Soil: Appearance, Compactness, and Absorption Science
In this lesson, we will learn how to investigate the effect of the composition of soil on its properties, such as color, particle size, compactness, and water absorption.
Anthony puts three equal samples of sandy, clay, and silt soils in three similar dishes. He adds to each sample an equal amount of water, covers the samples, and leaves them exposed to the Sun and air until they are completely dry. He then tries to crush each sample.
Which property of the soil is he investigating?
Which type of soil has the smallest particles?
Daniel is describing a type of soil.
What type of soil is he describing?