Multimedia Gallery - Texture Triangle
ID # 7
Texture Triangle, with several examples of how to describe soil texture using the triangle.
STEM Standard addressed: ESS2A - Earth Materials and Systems
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General Course Areas
- Classroom Lectures
- Distance Education Classes
- Extension Presentations
- Website Information
- Introduction to Soil Science
The texture triangle is used to determine the name of the soil texture. When referring to loam one is only indicating that the soil has given percentage of sand, silt, and clay; there is no mention of whether or not that soil has any organic matter in it or not. The surface area of a particle is related to its chemical reactivity; sand is much less reactive than clay. The importance of this reactivity to soil's physical and chemical properties is profound.
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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