Soil Characteristics & Development


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Which of these is not a major factor in soil development?

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1. Which of these is an example of organic material?

2. Areas that are flat tend to have

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Soil is a basic resource with a wide range of uses and benefits critical to all forms of life. This quiz/worksheet combo helps you understand the components of soil and the environmental factors that determine its development.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Factors that affect soil development
  • The effect of climate on soil
  • Organic and inorganic components of soil
  • The relationship between topography and soil development
  • The process of soil development

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow you to test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the development of soil and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access your knowledge on the different organic and inorganic elements of soil
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain the environmental factors that influence the development of soil

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson, Soil Characteristics & Development. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • List the factors that impact soil development
  • Describe the different organic and inorganic materials in soil
  • Explain the effect of organic materials on soil quality
  • Understand how temperature, rain, and other climate conditions affect soil development