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Visit to a Deciduous Forest : Activity A: Studying Soil

Name: Class:
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As you dig down into the ground the soil composition (the way the soil is made up) changes. There are four distinct layers of soil under the leaf litter.

LAYER

NAME OF THE LAYER

First layer

 

Second Layer

 

Third Layer

 

Fourth Layer

 

 

Your teacher will describe these layers of soil and take a sample of each of them, using a soil auger. Use the spaces in the table below to describe the appearance of these layers:

 

LAYER

DESCRIPTION OF THE LAYER

First layer

 


Second Layer

 


Third Layer


 

Fourth Layer