Porosity and Permeability Lab

Grade Levels
6th - 8th
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  • Word Document File (3 pages)
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This lab gives students the opportunity to investigate the effect particle size and pore space have on the porosity of various types of soil. This lab uses potting soil, pea gravel, and sand. Students also have the opportunity to practice data collection, measuring volume using graduated cylinders as well as calculating the percent porosity for each type of soil. Students will complete a claim, evidence, reasoning to answer the essential question at the beginning of the lab.

Total Pages
3 pages
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