Infiltration Test: Exploring the Flow of Water Through Soils

This Infiltration Test: Exploring the Flow of Water Through Soils lesson plan also includes:

Soil scientists gain experience with an infiltrometer can to determine the infiltration rates at different locations on campus. If you are using the entire unit, the class has already analyzed water flow and soil types, so they should have eliminated several possible locations for setting up a rain garden. The lesson can, however, stand alone as a lesson on soil characteristics. This is an activity that would be skipped over if you are planning a rain garden with primary classes.

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Pros

  • Plenty of background information and teaching tips are provided to make the lesson flow smoothly
  • A well-designed field sheet is provided for surveyors' notes and measurements
  • A strong support to the overall unit task of designing a rain garden
Cons

  • None