Soil conditions for plant growth

Challenge reference: 3205

Notional learning hours  30
Level E2
Subject area
Preparing for Adulthood pathway
Vocational area
Skill
Learning aim

The learner will participate in a project to investigate the soil conditions required for optimal growth of a plant. They will produce a workbook to keep a project record and display their results.

Learning context

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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

  1. Be able to prepare pots of soil containing different soil types.

  2. Be able to pot up four plug plants.

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Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:

    • Identify four different soil types
    • Prepare a pot containing each soil type eg clay, chalky, sandy, loamy soil
    • Correctly label each soil type pot using a method of identification to meet their need eg words, photograph, symbol
    • Pot up four (as near identical as possible) plug plants into prepared soil pots, one plant in each soil type
    • Water each pot of differing soil type with similar amounts of water
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