Science Language Students Should Know And Use
Bedrock - Layer of solid uniform rock found beneath the soil.
Erosion - Loosening, transporting, and relocation of soil particles from one place to another.
Freeze - To become covered in ice.
Igneous - Rocks formed by volcanic action or intense heat.
Loams - Soils with an ideal mixture of sand, silt, and clay which are considered to be the best type of soil for plants.
Metamorphic - Rocks that have changed form due to heat and pressure.
Mineral - Something found naturally in the earth; a rock or ore.
Nonliving - Things that are dead. The soil has nonliving pieces of plant material in it.
Nutrient - Something that provides food. The plant grew well because of the nutrient in the soil.
Organism - Any living thing.
Parent Material - Layer of small rocks that have started to break off from the bedrock and which will become the soil.
Profile - A side view or outline. We could see the different layers in the soil profile.
Sedimentary - Rocks formed from matter deposited by wind or water.
Structural support - The parts that hold something together.
Subsoil - Layer of soil found beneath the topsoil.
Thaw - To become warmer so that ice or snow melts.
Topsoil - Rich, dark layer of soil found at the surface.
Weathering - To become worn down by wind or water.