Soil

By: Abisha, Harmin, Dhwani, Dilraj, Harman, Rani, Aarty

Introduction

Is soil the real key to life?

How does soil affect were people live?

  • Soils responsible for many of the major forests in this world (Boreal in Canada)
  • Soil filters water to keep it clean
  • We grow plants using soil, and those plants provides us with oxygen that we need to breathe
  • Soil contains minerals

What would we do with out soil?

  • Without soil, the worlds food chain would be in trouble
  • Food comes from soil, the source of everything we eat
  • There will be no other species
  • NO SOIL > NO TREES > NO FOOD/NO OXYGEN > NO LIFE

Why is soil so important?

  • Soil sustaince life
  • Without soil, the plants necessary for people & animals to survive would not exist
  • Humans need soil. They have a role in food production, clothing, water, air quality, shelter, medicine & other parts of life
  • Soils help us purify water as it drains through the ground into rivers, lakes (water bodies)
  • Decomposers in soil helps us recycle nutrients

Does the climate of the area affect the soil and vegetation growth?

  • The climate of the area does affect the soil and vegetation growth
  • The climate can't be to cold
  • The climate can't be to warm
  • People who garden look at the climate to ensure plant growth
  • If climate can't suit the soil, people would not live there

Does the landform region of the area affects the type of soil that forms in that area?

  • It determines water runoff
  • Affects climate in surrounding areas which later affects the vegetation growth
  • Parent materials need to lie without disruptions for soil to form and due to water erosion, it removes away the parent material on the surface making the process slower
  • Angle and length affects runoff when it rains
  • Places with hills that are angled aren't great for soil formation because it exposes the parent material a lot more erosion than the top
  • Find weak soil in the middle and close to the bottom of the slope

Conclusion

When you think about it soil seems lifeless, but when you look in to it it's the key to life. The world depends on soil.

Citation

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Pictures

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Why is soil so important?

Scientists use bacteria found naturally in soil to produce new antibiotics in the fight against drug-resistant "Super-bugs" (2006, March 30). Retrieved October 9, 2015.

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Does the landform region of the area affects the type of soil that forms in that area?

Weathering, Erosion, Deposition (WED). (n.d.). Retrieved October 9, 2015.



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