Soil permeability - for plant growth

Challenge reference: 3269

Notional learning hours  10
Level E1
Learning aim

The learner will understand that plants need water to survive, develop and grow. They will develop an understanding of different soil types and observe their permeability.

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 identify and label different soil types.

  2. Be able to observe soil permeability.

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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 soils and label using their preferred method eg symbol, label, photograph
    • Identify if soil is dry or wet to handle using their preferred method eg symbol, label, verbal
    • Fill four transparent pots with small amounts of each soil type and label (clay x 1, sand x 1 etc) using their preferred method eg symbols, words
    • Pour a small amount of water into each soil pot
    • Observe, then indicate water passing through soil using preferred method of communication
    • Indicate if soil feels dry or wet on surface using preferred method of communication
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