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Soils
Investigation 1:
Beginning to Investigate Soil

This investigation will help you to:


To learn more about soil formation and types, visit the following web sites:

Soils Photo Gallery,
USDA-NRCS National Cooperative Soil Survey
This site includes a written description of different soil types. Also includes pictures and desciptions for the state soils.

Soil Types,
University of Illinois
This site discusses soil types and particle sizes.

Soil: What is It?,
USDA-NRCS
A slide presentation about soil with explanations.

Keys to Soil Taxonomy,
USDA-NRCS
Online textbook covers a wide range of topics, including which soils scientists classify and how they classify them.

 

 

Investigation 1

Investigation 2

Investigation 3

Investigation 4

Investigation 5

Investigation 6

Investigation 7

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Last updated: January 26, 2009



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