• Soil scientists put soils into very specific groups with certain characteristics.
  • Each soil type has its own name.
  • Let’s consider a much simpler model, with just three types of soil.
  • These types are based on climate.
  • One important type of soil forms in a deciduous forest.
  • Another type is found in tropical rain forests.
  • And a third type is common in grasslands.
  • Do you know which soil would be better for crops?
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