Soil's Chemical Composition & Environmental Effects


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Which of the following are found in soil?

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1. What does sand mainly consist of?

2. Your friend is a gardener and she wants to choose the best soil to grow plants in. Which soil type should she choose?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You will quickly and effectively gauge your understanding of soil using this quiz/worksheet assessment. To do well on this quiz, you must be familiar with different types and facts about each type of soil.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be required to do the following for this assessment:

  • Identify things found in soil
  • Name what sand mostly consists of
  • Recall the best type of soil for growing plants
  • State which pH most plants grow best in
  • Describe why growing plants in an area that was mined is a problem

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what elements are found in soil
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about growing plants in an area that was mined and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding sandy soil

Additional Learning

You will have the opportunity to dig up more information about this topic using the lesson titled Soil's Chemical Composition & Environmental Effects. Details covered in this lesson include:

  • How soil is defined
  • What term is used to describe material found in soil that was once alive
  • Why clay soil is not good soil for plants or worms
  • Which type of soil is the worst of all
  • What is true of soil for low pH values