“There’s something satisfying about getting your hands in the soil.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri, Vocation of a Gadfly
We all have seen soil and, perhaps, have played in the dirt at some point. We also know that soil is everywhere, covers most land, and is an important natural resource. But our understanding of soil is a bit limited. So, let us try to learn more about soil science today!
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Soil is a mixture of minerals, organic matter, air, and water. Organic matter means the plants and animals that have died and are part of the soil now.
Did you know that soil is different from dirt? Dirt is the soil that is “dead” because it no longer has the qualities to support life.
A particle is a small piece of something. Sand, silt, and clay form soil. Sand particles are the biggest and clay particles are the smallest. A soil could be made up of only one particle, but most soils are made up of all three.
Some natural resources like soils are limited. Soil is considered a renewable resource because new soils are continually being formed. It could be said that an inch of topsoil takes hundreds or even thousands of years to form.
Soil forms at different speeds in different places on Earth. The cold, dry places have the slowest speed (1000+ years), and the hot, wet places have the fastest speed (several hundred years). That is why soil needs to be prevented from being blown away by wind or washed away by water.
We now know that soil takes a long time to form, and it needs to be protected as it is an important resource. Here are some interesting things that soil does:
Overall, the soil does some pretty amazing things for us and the environment. We also know that we need to protect soil from wind and water. Can you think of a couple of ways we can protect soil? Let us know in the comments below.
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