• Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA)

Saving our Soils

Saving our Soils

Yr6 Science Saving Our Soils

Content Description

  • The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094)
  • With guidance, pose clarifying questions and make predictions about scientific investigations (ACSIS232)

This resource is designed to increase students understanding of the importance of soil and its fundamental role in supporting plant and animal life. The activities lead students through a progression of investigations and simple experiments on how soils form, different soil types and how levels of nutrients, soil texture and soil pH affect the ability of soils to support plant growth and resist erosion.

Yr6 Science Saving Our Soils (1.3MB PDF)

https://www.primezone.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/TeachersGuide_SaveOurSoils2-A.pdf

Keywords

nutrients, plant, erosion, soil texture, soil type, humus, agriculture, horticulture, compost, organic matter