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.
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 animation shows how weathering affects all minerals to create soil.
This animation shows how different levels of weathering affect specific minerals in the soil.