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What Is My Soil?
Activity Sheet

Name:

Follow steps 1 and 2 on "What Is My Soil?" instruction sheet and then answer the following questions.

1. Where was your soil sample taken?





2. Rub the soil sample between your fingers. Based on the feel and look of the sample, make a preliminary guess (hypothesis) about whether sand, silt, or clay is the major (most abundant) component of your soil sample.





Answer the following questions the day after you begin the exercise.

3. What are the percentages of sand, silt, and clay in your soil sample?





4. What is your soil texture?





Did you guess correctly yesterday the major component of your soil?



Use the space below to calculate the percentages of sand, silt, and clay for your soil sample.






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