Soil in our life in Soil – Our Life – Class 7 Science Experiment

Chapter Name: Soil – Our Life

Activity Name: Soil in our life in Soil – Our Life

Activity Description:

The experiment aims to create a list of things that are directly or indirectly related to soil. By identifying various aspects of our daily lives that rely on or are influenced by soil, the activity helps participants understand the significance of soil in sustaining life and ecosystems.

Required Items:

  • Pen and paper or a digital device to record the list.

Step by Step Procedure:

  1. Begin by brainstorming and discussing with Rafi and Vasu the importance of soil in everyday life. Encourage them to think broadly and consider both obvious and subtle connections between soil and various aspects of life.
  2. Start listing down items that directly depend on soil, such as:
    • Agriculture: Crops, vegetables, fruits, and grains grow in soil and are essential for food production.
    • Forestry: Trees and forests rely on soil nutrients for growth and stability.
    • Construction: Soil provides the foundation for buildings and infrastructure.
    • Medicine: Many medicinal plants and herbs require specific soil conditions to thrive.
  3. Then, expand the list to include indirect connections:
    • Clothing: Cotton, flax, and other natural fibers come from plants grown in soil.
    • Climate regulation: Soil acts as a carbon sink, influencing climate patterns.
    • Water filtration: Soil helps filter and purify groundwater.
    • Biodiversity: Soil provides habitat and nutrients for a diverse range of organisms.
  4. Encourage Rafi and Vasu to think creatively and come up with additional items related to soil in unexpected ways.

Experiment Observations:

The experiment will yield a comprehensive list of things that are directly or indirectly related to soil, showcasing its critical role in various aspects of human life and the environment.

Note down your observations in below table format


There are no specific precautions required for this activity as it involves brainstorming and creating a list.

Lesson Learnt from Experiment:

Through this activity, Rafi and Vasu will learn and appreciate the immense importance of soil in supporting and sustaining life on Earth. They will understand that soil is not just a medium for plant growth but plays a vital role in various essential processes that impact our daily lives and the environment.

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