Materials List: How Full Is Full?

Each group will need:

  • 2 paper cups (one with a hole in the bottom, and one without)
  • 2 – 5 different types of soils (with varying grain sizes), labeled Sample 1, Sample 2, etc. (Note: write on a popsicle stick and stand it up in the dirt or affix a sticker to the outside of the cup.)
  • access to water (faucet or pitcher/jug of water)
  • large beaker or other type of container to collect water
  • graduated cylinder or measuring cup
  • large waste container for wet soil
  • stopwatch
  • plastic spoon or other utensil for scraping
  • safety goggles, one per student
  • 1 copy of the Porosity and Permeability Worksheet