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What is soil made of?


Curipod lesson about topic "soils"

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1. Word cloud
120 seconds
What is soil made of?
2. Slide
60 seconds
Soils are made up of minerals, water, air and organic matter. Soils are essential for providing nutrients to plants. Soils help with water filtration and storage.
Learning About Soils
3. Slide
60 seconds
minerals: Small particles of matter found in rocks and soil. organic matter: Material that comes from living things such as plants, animals, fungi and bacteria. water filtration: Process of removing pollutants from water using sand or other media.
4. Poll
60 seconds
What is your favorite type of soil?
  • sandy soil
  • clay soil
  • peaty soil
  • loamy soil
5. Slide
60 seconds
Soil can take hundreds to thousands of years to form. There are over 20,000 different types of soil in the United States alone. Earthworms play an important role in creating healthy soils by breaking down organic material.
Fun facts:
6. Drawings
450 seconds
Draw / write: What are some of the different types of soil?
7. Drawings
360 seconds
Draw / write: How do plants and animals depend on soil?
8. Open question
150 seconds
What have you noticed about soil around your home or neighborhood?
9. Open question
330 seconds
What do you think we can do to protect and preserve soil?

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