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Listed under:  Science  >  Earth and space  >  Earth structure  >  Earth's crust  >  Soil  >  Soil moisture
Interactive resource

Soil types [no spoken instructions]

Build sandcastles from three different soil types: sand, loam and clay. Compare results when adding water or compacting soil. Explore soil properties of density and stickiness.

Interactive resource

Soil types [includes spoken instructions]

Build sandcastles from three different soil types: sand, loam and clay. Compare results when adding water or compacting soil. Explore soil properties of density and stickiness.

Moving Image

CSIRO: Uncovering the dirt on soil and water

This is a CSIRO vodcast of more than 9 minutes that shows, using simple models and demonstrations, how water moves through the soil profile. It then discusses how this understanding can be used to improve the efficiency of crop irrigation by minimising water losses to deep drainage. It also follows the development of a ...

Teacher resource

Finding scientific solutions

This Teacher resource focuses on the work of scientists. Investigate how scientists work together to find solutions to problems that directly affect the lives of people and other living things.