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Soil Worksheet and Quiz

 

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Soil can be defined as the upper layer of the earth and is composed of organic and inorganic material. It is a complex mixture of minerals, water, air, organic matter, and countless organisms. It supports plant life and is also vital to life on earth. By emitting and absorbing gases and dust, soil also modifies the atmosphere.

NAME: …………………………………………

Date: …………………………….

Questions:

1. Soil has total …………………………. Layers that are called horizons.

2. There are three types of soil which are ……………………………………., ………………………………… and …………………………………………

3. The scientific study of soil is known as ……………………………………………….

4. Soil sits on the outer layer of the earth which is known as …………………………….

5. The topmost layer of soil is known as ……………………………….

6. ………………………….is the type of soil which is coarse and drains the most quickly.

7. ………………………………….is the best type of soil to grow fruits and vegetables.

8. A typical healthy soil sample contains approximately ……………………………..minerals.

9. ……………………………………. are usually sticky and waterlogged.

10. The layer of soil which is located at the very bottom is known as ……………………………

Answers:

1. Six

2. clay, sandy, and loamy

3. pedology

4. crust

5. Humus

6. Sand

7. Loam

8. 45 percent

9. Clay soils

10. Bedrock

 

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