Orientation/Soils, Plants & Water

August 1, 2013 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Building
3500 West River Road
Tucson,AZ 85741

Focus: Basic elements of soils, plant growth, and the role of water

Core Competencies:

  • Understand and describe photosynthesis and respiration
  • Understand and describe mechanisms that plants use to regulate water use
  • Describe how water moves through soils and plants
  • Explain how soil texture and structure affects water movement, infiltration rate and water holding capacity
  • Categorize basic soil textures and identify simple means to determine a soil texture
  • Understand how the chemical and physical structure of soils affect plant growth