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Columnar or Prismatic




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Columnar or Prismatic
Columnar or Prismatic

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
Prismatic structure is vertically elongated. Columnar structure is similar to prismatic, but the unit tops are frequently rounded and bleached. Columnar structure is associated with horizons that are high in salts, which cause this type of structure to form.

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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  • * Susan Chapman
    SSSA

Submitted By: Ms. Jenna LaFave


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  • Know Soil Know Life

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