Friday, February 25, 2011

Today's Hands On Project

Today Grace read the second chapter in Organic Gardening for kids. Sun, Water, and Soil. She read about decomposing, organisms, and which plants prefer acidic or alkaline soil. Also what to add to your soil to get it more acidic or alkaline. As our hands on activity we used a PH Soil Tester to test soil from two separate areas in our own yard. I read this morning that most vegetables prefer to grow between 6.0 and 7.0. Luckily our soil samples were 6.0 and 6.5. This weekend we plan on walking down to the garden to get some samples and test them. Looks like one side of the plowed area has more clay like soil and the other has more sand like soil. We will need to pay close attention to this for our plantings. Grace really enjoyed testing the soil samples today. I plan to have her perform some type of project/experiment each day to keep her science interesting.

1 comment:

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