|Down and Dirty Experiment 6|
Do all soils have the same saturation rate?samples of clay, sand, and loam (potting soil), 3 plastic cups, nail, bucket, water, stop watch or watch with second hand
|1. Using the nail, poke 4 holes in the bottom of each cup. |
2. Label the cups clay, sand, and loam. Fill each cup with the corresponding soil.
5. Observe the soil. When you see water reaching the surface of the soil, stop timing. Record your times on a chart like the one below.
|Think About This:|
1. Which soil became saturated the fastest? Why? Refer to "Dig that Stuff" for help.
3. If you were a farmer, how would you use this information to help you plan irrigation?
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