• Soil anchors plant roots and provides them with water and nutrients.
  • About half of the soil is made of pieces of rock and minerals.
  • The other half is organic materials.
  • Inorganic materials are made from non-living substances like pebbles and sand.
  • Soil is an ecosystem all by itself!
  • In the spaces of soil are millions of living organisms.
  • These include earthworms, ants, bacteria, and fungi.
  • Soils with lots of very small spaces are water-holding soils.
  • When clay is present in a soil, the soil holds together more tightly.
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