• Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA)

Practical Investigation of Soil

Practical Investigation of Soil

This lesson is designed to allow students to engage in a series of experimental and research activities in order to develop their knowledge of soil characteristics and properties, including:

– creating an edible soil profile,                                                                                                  
– testing soils for pH,
– infiltration rates,
– texture
– organic matter
– bulk density
– porosity
– forests and soils.

Students can complete the soil practical work in school or on excursion. Students will also connect their understanding of soil properties to the forestry industry and gain insights as to how forests can benefit soils.



Atmosphere, Forest management, Forestry, Forests, Organic Matter, pH, Silt, Soil, Soil Compaction, Soil Composition, Soil Formation, Soil Moisture, Soil Structure, Topsoil