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HT1031 - Soils 1

HT1031 Soils 1


HT1031 Soils 1 covers part of achievement standard 90919, AHS1.3: Demonstrate knowledge of soil management practices.

Find out here about what you will do, assessment requirements and what you will need to complete the teaching material for this standard.

What you will do

This work will take about 10 hours.

Use the HT1031 study plan as a guide to work your way through the sessions.

You will:

  • draw a soil profile
  • determine the texture of the soil in your garden.


Your teacher will look at how well you:

  • draw and label a soil profile
  • determine the texture of your garden soil.

What you will need

  • a spade
  • glass jar with a lid, such as a jam or coffee jar (about 200 ml)
  • plastic bag or an old shopping bag
  • piece of wood or something heavy
  • enough topsoil from your garden to fill one third of your glass jar
  • ruler/tape measure
  • newspaper
  • ‘Texture by feel chart’ insert, HT1031A
  • workbook for HT1031.

What's next?

Go to: 1 Soil.