Did you know that there are many types of soil in the United States? For example, soil in Alabama has a red color and is similar to clay while soil in Texas is much darker in color and has a different texture.
Do some soil research and EARN A REWARD!
- Click on the link below to see a map of soil
types in the United States. Different
types of soil are identified with colors and the key to the map is shown on the
far left side. Study the map and write
down three types of soil that are found in your state. Link to Map of Soil Types in United States
- Go outside and dig into the ground approximately
six inches deep. Get a spoonful of soil
and examine it. Look at it, work it in
your hands, and smell it. Write down
at least three observations about the soil.
Describe the color. Is it sandy,
or more like clay? Does it contain other
rocks, or materials.
- Think like a scientist and answer these questions about soil – it’s okay to guess!
a. Where does soil come from?
c. What important jobs (list at least two) does soil perform?
Write down your answers on paper and present to Mrs D (or email to firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, 27 September to EARN A REWARD!