Infertile Soil Orders in the United States


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Which of these is NOT an organic material?

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1. Which of these infertile soil orders is shallow due to erosion?

2. Which of these infertile soil orders has been stripped of organic material?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

A number of different factors can affect soil and cause it to become infertile, or incapable of supporting plants and vegetation. This quiz/worksheet combo helps you understand the causes of soil infertility and the regions where different types of infertile soil are found.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Soil orders found in cold climates
  • The effect of organic materials on soil fertility
  • Types of organic matter in soil
  • The impact of a hot and moist climate on soil fertility

Skills practiced

These assessments allow you to test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about soil infertility and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to describe factors that affect soil fertility
  • Making connections - explain how different climate conditions affect soil fertility

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson, Infertile Soil Orders in the United States. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the different environmental causes of soil infertility
  • Explain the cause of soil infertility in the South East region of the United States
  • Describe the soil found in New England
  • Understand how infertile soil is treated to enable it to support plants