Ch 10: Holt McDougal Earth Science Chapter 10 - Weathering and Soil Formation

About This Chapter

The Weathering and Soil Formation chapter of this Holt McDougal Earth Science Online Textbook Help Course helps students learn essential earth science lessons on weathering and soil formation. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Weathering and Soil Formation textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Holt McDougal Weathering and Soil Formation chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the weathering and soil formation topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Types of mechanical weathering
  • Chemical weathering process
  • Factors that affect the rate of weathering
  • Soil structure and types
  • Soil formation and composition
  • Causes of soil erosion
  • Soil conservation

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7 Lessons in Chapter 10: Holt McDougal Earth Science Chapter 10 - Weathering and Soil Formation
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Mechanical Weathering: Definition, Process, Types & Examples

1. Mechanical Weathering: Definition, Process, Types & Examples

Over time, the forces of the natural environment cause rocks to physically break down in a process called mechanical weathering. Learn how factors, such as wind, water and temperature fluctuations lead to mechanical weathering.

What is Chemical Weathering? - Definition, Process & Examples

2. What is Chemical Weathering? - Definition, Process & Examples

Chemical weathering is what happens when rocks are broken down and chemically altered. Learn about the different types of chemical weathering, including hydrolysis, oxidation, carbonation, acid rain and acids produced by lichens.

Factors that Affect the Rate of Weathering

3. Factors that Affect the Rate of Weathering

Weathering is the process that breaks down rocks into smaller pieces. The rate at which rock weathers depends on certain factors. Learn how factors, such as exposure to the atmosphere, the composition of rock and climate affect the rate of weathering.

What is Soil? - Definition, Structure & Types

4. What is Soil? - Definition, Structure & Types

Soil is the material found on the surface of the earth that is composed of organic and inorganic material. Soil varies due to its structure and composition. Learn about the different types of soil and soil structures in this video lesson.

The Formation and Composition of Soil: Definition and Factors

5. The Formation and Composition of Soil: Definition and Factors

In this video lesson you will learn how soil is formed and what it is made of. You will also learn about how soil is classified and distributed in layers underground.

What is Soil Erosion? - Definition and Causes

6. What is Soil Erosion? - Definition and Causes

With soil erosion, the top layer of soil is worn away due to factors such as water, wind and tillage of farmland. Learn about soil erosion and how natural elements and human activities break up and transport soil.

Soil Conservation: Fighting Soil Erosion With Sustainable Soil Use

7. Soil Conservation: Fighting Soil Erosion With Sustainable Soil Use

In this lesson, you will learn about the causes of soil erosion and the impacts it has on plants and other resources. You will also learn about how erosion is prevented through land use and land monitoring.

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