Year 2 and 3 have been enjoying learning all about soil in their science lessons over the last couple of weeks. Today we investigated the permeability of soil and tested five types of soil to see which one would be best at letting water through and therefore be the most useful for allowing plants to have water.

We used water, soil samples, filter paper, funnels and measuring cylinders to complete our experiment. All the children had a good go at reading the scales on the measuring cylinders and ensuring that their experiment was fair.

The children all came to the same conclusion – the sandy soil was the most permeable! Here are some photos of the experiment and some excellent teamwork in action.

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