This question was well attempted by the candidates. In question 1(a), majority of the candidates were able to identify specimens A (Sandy soil), B (Clay soil) and C (Earthworm). Also, in question 1(b), most of the candidates could compare the physical properties of specimens A and B in a tabular form. In question 1(c)(i and ii), many candidates could recommend specimen B (Clay soil) for pond construction and give reason for the recommendation. In questions 1(d) and (e), majority of the candidates were able to list ways of improving specimen A (Sandy soil) for crop production and ways by which specimen C (Earthworm) is of economic importance in agriculture.