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
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.
What is your favorite type of soil?
- sandy soil
- clay soil
- peaty soil
- loamy soil
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.
Draw / write: What are some of the different types of soil?
Draw / write: How do plants and animals depend on soil?
What have you noticed about soil around your home or neighborhood?
What do you think we can do to protect and preserve soil?