Soil Science Lesson for Kids


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You can plant, dig, build castles, and even make mudpies out of _____.

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1. Which horizon of soil is the only horizon in which plants and food grow?

2. What are the four types of soil?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This short quiz will ask you about the importance of soil. You'll need to name the different types of soil and understand what it is made of.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked to:

  • Name something that you can plant, dig and make castles with
  • Know the layer of soil that plants and food can grow in
  • Identify the four types of soil
  • Understand which soil type is best for plant growth
  • Remember why earthworms are important for soil
  • Choose an option that is not found in soil

Skills Practiced

You'll use the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about soil to tell which type is the best for plants to grow in
  • Information recall - remember what you know about the four types of soil
  • Distinguishing differences - be able to tell the difference between things that are and are not found in soil

Additional Learning

To learn more about soil, check out the lesson called, Soil Science Lesson for Kids. The lesson will help you:

  • Know the difference between soil and dirt
  • Define the word decomposers
  • Name the different horizons (layers) of soil