Soil & Erosion: Definition, Types, Causes & Prevention


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Which is NOT a major component of soil?

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1. What is a way of preventing erosion on hillsides while still using the land for agriculture?

2. Which of these holds water the best?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These tools aim to test you on subjects such as the components of soil, erosion prevention, water receptacles, and the drainage of water.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Essentially, you'll be tested on:

  • Major elements of soil
  • A way to prevent hillside erosion and use the land for agriculture
  • Material that holds water the best
  • Erosion that involves a river/lake shore
  • Material that lets water/nutrients drain easily

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about materials dealing with erosion/soil
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of agriculture
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related earth science lesson

Additional Learning

Check out our lesson by the name of Soil & Erosion: Definition, Types, Causes & Prevention to find out more about:

  • What erosion is
  • Types of soil and erosion
  • Ways erosion can be prevented