How exciting to find instructions for investigating the tiny organisms living in our soil!
Here's how it's done.
You'll need these(a funnel, wire, a small piece of wire screen, something to cut your wire, a mason jar, and soil)
and to do this
make sure you don't have any worms in you soil, or anything too big to escape through the screen.
Leave the jar under the lamp for several hours, or overnight.
While under the lamp the soil will dry and heat up, and the organisms inside the soil will burrow down to escape the heat, and land at the bottom of the jar.
After studying the tiny creatures, be sure to return them to your garden!
This one, too, came from our latest favorite, Barron's Science Wizardry For Kids.