Physical Properties of Soil

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by ashleytolle
Last updated 4 years ago

Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Earth Sciences
Grade:
1

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Physical Properties of Soil

Soil Textue Triangle

Soils Organic Matter

Clay Materials in Soil

Knowing the texture helps people manage the soil.

creditssand pic--> http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7b/Sand_from_Gobi_Desert.jpgclay pic--> http://www.claybrite.com/images/clays.jpgsilt pic--> http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?'id=HN.608020133826986508'w=300'h=300'c=0'pid=1.9'rs=0'p=0OM Video--> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o32hxCDf-9wSoil Color Video--> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cmJa8dQ5_IInfo ' other pics--> http://soils4teachers.org/physical-properties

Clay MaterialsA mineral comes directly from rock.Rock minerals break down into different types of clay minerals.Clay minerals that are older and more weathered have less nutrients.In younger soils, the clay minerals are new.

Soil Texture

Physical Proporties of Soil

The percentages of sand, silt, and clay are what give soil its texture.

clay

sand

silt

Organic MatterOrganic matter are materials that come from the decay of plants and animals. The organic matter helps soils ability to handle spilt chemicals and other pollutants (the bad things that are on the ground).


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