Field Trip – with a purpose


Students of Class 8 were taken on a field trip to study a few aspects of Biodiversity. In their Biology class the students were informed about the common causes of soil pollution and its effect on biodiversity. The field trip was to create an awareness and give them a hands-on experience thus reinforcing the classroom study. They compared the soil of a farm, agriculture land, and a garden. By checking the humus they noted the properties of the soil, understood the role of insects and earthworms in its production.  They were able to relate to the use of chemicals and pesticides and the effect it had in the humus content of various soils. The students suggested that the farmers use bio-fertilizers and pesticides that would not harm the eco-system and thereby reduce soil contamination.

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