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June 1st, 2017

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1. Weathering breaks the rock in to small pieces of sediment. (Bigger=Sand, Smaller= Clay)

2. Erosion (wind, water, ice) can move sediment and increase soil production.

3. Adds minerals.

4. Inorganic

1. Organic matter

2. Decomposers: break down waste and dead animals and plants. 

3. Types of decomposers: worms, insects (dung beetle), bacteria, fungi (mushrooms, mold)

4. Many animals help with decomposing by eating then POOPING.

5. Rotting or composting is decomposing.

6. Adds nutrients

Water and air is usually mixed in with soil. 

Soil 110



Erosion water slowly wears away the rock breaking it in to tiny pieces.

Made of minerals (inorganic) which plants need.

Water flows through sandy soil (larger sediment) and gets trapped in clay soil (smaller sediment)

Weathering (wearing away of rock) is caused by water, wind and ice.


Plants and animal (dead and their waste- poop, fruit, leaves)

Adds nutrients to the soil that plants needed.

Decomposers break down organic matter.

Soil 111



Minerals (inorganic)

Rocks can be eroded (moved by wind, water and ice)

Rocks be weathered (broken into sediment by wind, water and ice)

Sand big soil (water goes through it)

Clay small (dust size) particles (water can’t it)

-        Organic matter

-        Worms help matter (fruits, dead plant and animals, and  droppings (POOP!)) decompose.

-        Decomposers: Fungi (mushrooms, mold), bugs, bacteria

- Adds nutrients

Soil 112



1.       Broken into pieces

2.       Add minerals to the soil.

3.       Weathering (breaking of rocks by water, wind, and ice) and erosion (moving of rocks by water, wind, gravity or ice) cause rock to become sediment such as sand.

4.       Sand is larger particles in soil and clay is made of dust sized sediment in soil.

1.       Rotten/decaying plants  (like wood, leaves) and animals becomes nutrients for new plants.

2.       Decomposers make the compost. Some decomposers are worms, dung beetles, maggot but mainly bacteria and fungi (like mold)

3.        Humus is another word for this part of the soil.

 Water and air are also important to be mixed with the rock and rot. This is all found in the top soil, where plants grow. 

Soil 203



1.       Erosion- When the process of wearing away (weathering) rocks and then they get moved. Weathering and erosion are caused by water, wind, and ice.

2.        Inorganic- made of minerals. Add minerals to soil.

3.        Larger rock soil like sand lets water flow through. Smaller rock soil like clay traps water.

4.       Bedrock is solid rock below the soil. Sometimes that gets weathered to make more soil. Sometimes the soil is eroded from other places.

1.        Often found in topsoil (mostly made of humus, which good for plants).

2.       Organic matter.

3.       Gives soil the dark color and “earthy smell”

4.        Made decomposers such worms, fungi (mushroom, mold), bacteria and insects (dung beetle, centipedes)

5.       Poop- how all animals start the compost going.  

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