Environmental scientists discuss the factors that give soil its physical characteristics.
In this lesson, students will discover how soil is formed, be able to describe the differences in soils in terms of texture, mineral content, and where the soil was formed, and identify and describe the parts of a soil profile.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Soil Formation.
To increase reading comprehension, activate prior knowledge, develop collaboration and communication with peers, and determine how key vocabulary words relate to one another using Text Scan.
To show how details are organized into categories that in turn are related to main ideas using a Spider Map.
Summarize the main idea of a reading, create visual aids, and come up with new questions using a Four Square Concept Matrix.
What qualifies as the largest organism depends on how you define it, but it's a tree or a fungus.
This study guide summarizes the key points of Soil Characteristics, Soil Formation, and Soil Horizons and Profiles. You can download and customize it to suit your needs and study habits.
This animation shows how weathering affects all minerals to create soil.
This animation shows how different levels of weathering affect specific minerals in the soil.
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Soil Formation.