Soil Formation: Lesson for Kids

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What are the two main ingredients in soil?

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1. What are the two main processes that break down rocks during soil formation?

2. Parent materials is ____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Whenever you've gotten dirt on your hands or knees, or dug up some soil to plant flowers, maybe you've wondered where soil comes from. This online quiz and worksheet contain questions to go over important facts on how soil is formed in the Earth. Answer these questions to see how well you know the different processes and elements when soil is formed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test your knowledge of:

  • What soil is made of
  • Processes that break down soil
  • Parent materials
  • Organic matter
  • Erosion

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - you can answer these questions to make sure that you remember the basic facts about the ways in which soil is formed
  • Defining key concepts - check to see if you know important words on this subject, like erosion, parent materials, and organic matter
  • Knowledge application - answer these questions on some of the basic facts about the Earth's soil, like what it's made of and how it's broken down

Additional Learning

Get more facts on this subject by reading the lesson called Soil Formation: Lesson for Kids. This lesson contains information on:

  • The meaning of soil
  • What goes into soil
  • Parent material
  • Weathering
  • The process of erosion
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