Roots -  how do different types of soils affect the ability of roots to anchor plants 

Plant roots are mainly used to absorb water and nutrients that the plant needs for growth. It is important for the root to stay in the ground where water and nutrients are available. It is also important for most plants to stay in an upward position. 

Plant roots have a secondary role that is anchoring the plant in the soil, keeping it in an upward steady position and protecting it against natural phenomena such as wind and rain that may force the plant out of the soil. In this project we will test to see how the type of soil affects the plant's root ability to anchor the plant.

 Project description:
This project will start by learning about different types of soil or how soils can be classified. You will perform some initial experiments on sampling and classification of soil. Your final experiment is testing different types of soil to see how the type of soil affects the ability of the root to anchor the plant.
 Details of this project:
More details or support on this project is available for the members of Material needed for experiment can be found at home, purchased locally or ordered on-line.