Mason Jar Soil Test Determining what type of soil you have in your garden can be done with a glass jar with a lid, some water, and a sample of your soil. When soil particles separate you can see a mixture of the main soil types: sand, silt and clay.
This site shows how to do a simple soil test and determine what kind of soil it is by using the soil pyramid. I would have the student bring in a soil sample from their house and conduct the jar soil test to determine their soil type.
The Great Plant Escape is an elemertary plant science program for and grade students. Each of the lessons in this program is interdisciplinary, designed to introduce students to plant science and increase their understanding of how food grows.
You can have all the best plants, the best tools and all the MiracleGro in the world, but it wont mean a thing if you have clay heavy soil. Get information on how to improve clay soil from this article.
10 plants you can’t kill image Star Jasmine The versaitility of Star Jasmine makes it an unkillable winner – ground cover, climber, spreading bush or indoor plant. The fragrant flowers appear in summer. They’re not fussy about soil type or aspect.