Types of Soil: Lesson for Kids


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Different soil types have unique characteristics. Clay can often be what colors?

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1. Soils are made up of particles, and these particles can be spaced tightly together or far apart. What are particles?

2. Some soil types are good choices for growing plants. Why is sandy soil not the best choice?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Not all soils are the same. In fact, some soils are very different from others. Complete this quiz/worksheet to test your knowledge about the main types of soils and why they are different.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to test your knowledge about:

  • Different colors of clay
  • Particles that make soil
  • Properties of sandy soil
  • Soils used for growing plants

Skills Practiced

Some skills you will use to complete this exam include:

  • Distinguishing differences - be able to tell the difference between the various types of soil
  • Defining key concepts - define key terms such as particles
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what kinds of soil are good for gardening

Additional Learning

To study more about soils, complete the lesson titled Types of Soil: Lesson for Kids. With this lesson, you will improve your understanding of the features and uses of:

  • Clay
  • Sand
  • Silt
  • Loam