Monday, September 28, 2009

Science Experiment #3::Soil

Last week we tested our dirt! What little boys don't love dirt?

We found a jar with a lid and filled it with some soil from our yard.

Then we took it inside and added some water.

Then we gave it a good shake and let it sit overnight.

The results are not super impressive because as it turns out we have a lot of clay in our soil. Brendan and Wyatt were hoping for sand.

We have plans to find a more interesting sample somewhere else. I know there is lots of rocky/sandy soil around here....just not in our yard which probably used to be a cow pasture!


Mama Amy said...

You should ask Chad. He is a geologist and used to do lots of soil and groundwater sampling ... of course, he was looking for contamination, not sand ...

Anonymous said...

Did you find any fish fossils?

Uncle Bubba