In Science today we each bought in our own soil samples from our gardens and used an identification chart to work out which type of soil they were. We had to form a ball shape, a thin sausage, a horse shoe shape and a circular shape to determine what type of soil it was. The different soils we had were sandy soils, sandy loams, silty loams, clay soils and clay loams. It was messy but fun! After that, we did a soil permeability investigation where we put 3 different types of soil into funnels with filter paper and then measured how much water went through the soil after 2 minutes. We tested sandy soil, rocky soil and peaty soil. The sandy soil was the most rapid and most permeable.