What is Soil? - Definition, Structure & Types


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Which of the following statements about soil is FALSE?

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1. If you wanted to learn more about the soil composition in a particular area, what would you need to do?

2. Which of the following terms is used to describe a layer of a soil profile?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Soil is very complex and varies in its composition. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the structure and types of soil. The questions will quiz you on various characteristics of soil, such as soil structures that are easiest for water to penetrate.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment will test you on the following:

  • Term used to describe a layer of soil
  • Term used to describe a vertical section of soil
  • Type of soil with very fine particles that does not drain well

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the knowledge gained from the lesson by using the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on soil types and structure
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the structure of soil
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about types of soil

Additional Learning

To learn more about soil, review the accompanying lesson, What is Soil? - Definition, Structure & Types. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the term soil
  • Learn about soil structures
  • Examine the types of soil
  • Name the soil layers