All of the Grade 3 student’s became pedologists this week as we investigated the importance and the make up of soil. A pedologist is a soil scientist and boy, did we get our hands dirty with soil and wriggly creatures. We learned that good, rich soil is made up of organic matter and plenty of nutrients. We ran experiments through different soil types and investigated why plants need healthy soil in order to grow. Through different centres, we explored erosion, made soil profiles, and learned how to identify sand, clay, and loam. Our Grade 3 pedologists also handled some earthy creatures such as worms and beetles. We came to the conclusion that these little critters are friends of the soil and help to create a wonderful environment for the plants growing in our world.