Chemistry Practicals Class 10

Testing the pH of Given Soil Sample

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About Simulation

  • In this virtual simulation of the pH measurement experiment for soil samples, you will interact with a digital environment, allowing you to perform the procedure remotely.
  • You can explore the concept of pH and demonstrate how universal indicator paper functions. This interactive approach enhances your understanding by providing clear visual aids.
  • By engaging with the content, you can grasp the fundamental principles behind pH and its implications for soil health and plant growth.
  • By participating in the simulation, you can learn step-by-step procedures for measuring the pH of soil samples. This hands-on experience allows you to acquire practical skills in soil analysis and pH measurement techniques.

Chemistry Practical Class

  • Throughout the simulation, you can practice handling soil samples and preparing filtrates, simulating real-world laboratory procedures.
  • Additionally, you will have the opportunity to utilize universal indicator paper to determine pH levels accurately, honing your practical skills in soil analysis methods.

Simulation Details

Duration – 30 Minutes
Easily Accessible
Languages – Odia & English
Platforms – Android & Windows


Soil is a crucial component for plant growth and development as it provides physical support, nutrients, water, and aeration to plants. Following are several ways in which soil plays a vital role in supporting plant life:

1) Physical Support: Soil serves as a medium for plant roots to anchor themselves. The structure and composition of the soil influence root development, helping plants establish a stable base.

2) Nutrient Supply: Soil is a reservoir of essential nutrients that plants need for their growth and development. These nutrients include nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and various micronutrients. Plants absorb these nutrients through their roots for various physiological processes.

3) Water Retention and Drainage: Soil acts as a water storage reservoir. It retains water, making it available to plants during dry periods, and allows excess water to drain away, preventing soggy conditions that can harm plant roots.

4) Aeration: The spaces between soil particles allow for the exchange of gases, primarily oxygen and carbon dioxide, between the soil and the atmosphere. Adequate aeration is crucial for root respiration, which is essential for energy production in plants.

5) Microbial Activity: Soil is teeming with microorganisms like bacteria and fungi. These microorganisms contribute to the decomposition of organic matter, releasing nutrients in forms that plants can absorb.

pH of Soil

The chemical property of the soil depends upon the presence of different types of nutrients and the pH of the soil. The soil pH is an indication of the acidity or alkalinity of the soil. The soil pH is important in determining the availability of soil minerals. Different plants have differing optimum soil pH requirements. The majority of plants prefer a pH of around 6 to 7, which is slightly acidic.

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Requirements for this Science Experiment

  • Soil sample
  • Distilled water
  • Test tubes
  • Spatula
  • Dropper
  • Filter paper
  • Funnel
  • White tile

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