The main topic we focused on was “soil”. We learned about the ideal soils for growth and separated soils into its different components. We learned about permeability of soil and carried out many different experiments on our individual soil samples to find out the pH of the soil.
It was a very enjoyable module that some of us might consider as a leaving cert subject and others, maybe won’t but overall I think everybody in the class can say that it was interesting to get a taste of the science behind one of the biggest source of income for Ireland that is agriculture.
By Amy Doherty & Mary Broughton