Soil and Sediment

Topic: Resources

Soil has an interesting story. Where does it come from? How are different soils different? Why is it important?

Let’s look into these questions with a video.

But first, here are some important words:

  • Decomposition
  • Erosion
  • Humus
  • Organic
  • Sediment
  • Soil
  • Weathering

Soil and the Environment

Get the scoop on soil. Find out how dirt tells us a lot about the environment.

What is Weathering?

Weathering is a process that creates soil. It’s not the only process, but it is an important one.

Freezing Can Weather Rocks - TeamTom Education
Freezing Can Weather Rocks

When rocks are weathered, they break down into smaller pieces. Those pieces can become small enough to be called “dirt”.

Weather is different than erosion.  - TeamTom Education
Weather is different than erosion.

Weathering causes rocks to break apart into smaller pieces called sediment.

Erosion causes sediment to move.

Published/Updated on April 22, 2019  

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