On this page you will find a variety of interactive activities that will help your learning of soil.

The 'Jam Jar' experiment

- A simple animation showing how soil is made up from different horizons (requires Flash).

The 'Finger Rub' experiment

- A soil identification test (requires Java).

The Soil Quiz

- Test your knowledge of soil with this fun multiple-choice quiz.

The Soil Creatures Slideshow

- Use this applet to identify some of the animals that can be found in soil (requires Java).

Terrain Builder      See screenshot 1 (1.3Mb)      See screenshot 2 (831Kb)

- Use this downloadable programme (6Mb) to simulate water erosion on different landscapes.