What's in the soil? There's more to it than dirt! The composition of soil isn't as simple as it seems. Discover what it contains with an experiment.
What You'll Need:
- Pie pan
- Garden soil
Step 1: Fill a pie pan with soil collected from an outdoor garden. Bring the pie pan indoors, and place it where it gets sunlight.
Step 2: Keep the pie pan away from open windows, so nothing gets into the pan from outside. Water the soil to keep it moist.
Step 3: Observe the soil each day. Do you see any earthworms or tiny insects? Is anything sprouting or growing?
Step 4: When you're finished, put the soil and all its creatures back in the garden.
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