3. Soil Analysis - Assessments
Soil Analysis homework (downloadable below). In this assignment, students review the soil analysis test, the major ingredients in soil, and think about why soil is important to an ecosystem.
Describe one thing that humans do that changes the health of the soil - either making it worse or better. How would it affect each of the 4 tests we conducted during class?
Conduct soil analysis on the planter part of the terraqua column. See
Terraqua Column lesson
Conduct soil analysis at the creek restoration site before and after restoration. A structured way of conducting this lesson is available as part of the
Habitat Survey lesson
later in this unit.
Conduct an independent investigation using terraqua columns that monitors soil quality. See
Terraqua Column Experiment
Continue the study of sediments, first through studying erosion patterns in a classroom model (see the
Erosion Patterns lesson
) and then through the study of sediments collected from different sites along a local creek (see
Sediment Study Project
Soil analysis questions.doc