Presentation on theme: "Soil The product of weathering of rocks"— Presentation transcript:
1 Soil The product of weathering of rocks Soil is made from rocks, minerals (mainly sand and clay), and organic material.Soil forms layers of different characteristics called horizons.1
2 HorizonsA - Top Soil = small sediments and organic material B - Sub Soil = lighter in color, no organic material C - Partly-weathered Bedrock = larger rocks
3 Soil FormationResidual soil = located above the rock that it is formed from (parent rock).Transported soil = has been moved from another location.Most soil on Earth's surface is transported.Climate and parent bedrock most important for type of soil.
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