Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Nature/Soils

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Warning icon.png This honor was introduced in 2006, but the patch for it is not yet available. Please do not request it from AdventSource until after April 2007.
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1. Define what "soil" means?

2. Where on earth is all soil located?

3. What are 5 key factors in soil formation?

4. Define the following terms:

a. A-Horizon

b. B-Horizon

c. C-Horizon

d. Organic layer

e. Mineral layer

f. Clay

g. Leaching

h. Silica

i. Humus

j. Soil Profile

k. Parent Material

l. Pedologist

5. Define the term "Soil Classification". Why are soils classified?

6. Discuss three differences between the following soil types:

a. Desert

b. Temperate

c. Tropical

7. Examine a 2-foot vertical section of soil. Label the different types of organic matter found, identify the different soil horizons, and mark the transition from the soil layer to the mineral layer.

8. Draw, photograph, or collect and correctly label 5 different soil types.