Soil Permeability

In Science class, Year 3 tested Soil Permeability. They collected 5 different types of soil from the local area for their experiment. They used careful observation skills to see how quickly water would go through each type of soil. They drew conclusions as to each soil’s permeability: rapid, moderate or slow. They were surprised to find out Peat was highly permeable and dried out nearly immediately, whereas Clay was more impermeable as it took over 16 minutes for the 300 ml of water to go through it. The children are learning about fair testing by measuring accurately and using the same conditions for each test.  

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