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Time and Soil Thickness




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Time and Soil Thickness
Time and soil thickness. Soil horizons take hundreds to thousands of years to form.

STEM Standard addressed: ESS2A - Earth Materials and Systems


Appropriate Grade Level(s)
  • 6-8
  • 9-12
  • College-level
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  • Classroom Lectures
  • Distance Education Classes
  • Extension Presentations
  • Website Information
General Course Areas
  • Introduction to Soil Science
Description
The length of time that a surface has been exposed to weathering and biotic forces affects the overall nature and properties of the soil. Soil may range in age from days to many millennia. It takes hundreds to thousands of years for these factors of formation to create one inch of soil from parents material.

Peer Review: Yes

Credit this item to: Know Soil Know Life, SSSA
Media Date: 2012-12-01
Provided By: Susan Chapman


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  • * Know Soil Know Life
    SSSA

Submitted By: Ms. Jenna LaFave


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  • Know Soil Know Life

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