Taking soil samples-Mangrove research
Target Group: Middle School
Subject: Mangroves & Wetlands
Ocean Literacy Principle: 5
Students take soil samples from three areas in the mangroves where the soil looks different.
Students analyze the soil samples looking at the color, the dampness and the texture. If you want to keep it very basic, the students can compare the results. Additionally, you can dry the soil in an oven and measure the soil moisture, as well as measure decomposition through titration. The activity can be found on page 43 of the Educator's Guide.
Printed worksheets, coloring utensils, small containers or bags, scoops.