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3rd Grade Soil Vocabulary Quiz - Endeavor Elementary Oh

26 Questions
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  • 1. 
    The top layer of soil made up mostly of humus.  Many small animals live here.
    • A. 

      Layer

    • B. 

      Silt

    • C. 

      Topsoil

  • 2. 
    The portion of the earth's surface consisting of disintegrated rock and humus.
    • A. 

      Sand

    • B. 

      Clay

    • C. 

      Soil

  • 3. 
    Soil with the tiniest pieces (grains) of rock
    • A. 

      Clay

    • B. 

      Sand

    • C. 

      Humus

  • 4. 
    Soil with tiny pieces of rock big enough to see with your eyes.
    • A. 

      Clay

    • B. 

      Humus

    • C. 

      Sand

  • 5. 
    Part of soil made up of dead plants and animals
    • A. 

      Subsoil

    • B. 

      Humus

    • C. 

      Silt

  • 6. 
    The layer under topsoil, does not have much humus, but has small pieces of rock in it
    • A. 

      Clay

    • B. 

      Observe

    • C. 

      Subsoil

  • 7. 
    To look at, watch, or study closely
    • A. 

      Observe

    • B. 

      Decomposition

    • C. 

      Erosion

  • 8. 
    Soil with pieces of rock too small to see with your eyes
    • A. 

      Layer

    • B. 

      Silt

    • C. 

      Topsoil

  • 9. 
    A single thickness of a material covering a surface
    • A. 

      Topsoil

    • B. 

      Layer

    • C. 

      Erosion

  • 10. 
    Rotting or breaking down of material into smaller parts
    • A. 

      Erosion

    • B. 

      Bedrock

    • C. 

      Decomposition

  • 11. 
    What something is made of
    • A. 

      Erosion

    • B. 

      Decomposition

    • C. 

      Composition

  • 12. 
    The movement of weathered rock
    • A. 

      Composition

    • B. 

      Decomposition

    • C. 

      Erosion

  • 13. 
    Deeper than subsoil, made of solid rock
    • A. 

      Topsoil

    • B. 

      Subsoil

    • C. 

      Bedrock

  • 14. 
    _______ is deeper than subsoil, made of solid rock
  • 15. 
    _________ is the movement of weathered rock.
  • 16. 
    ____ is what something is made of
  • 17. 
    ______ is the rotting or breaking down of material into smaller parts.
  • 18. 
    _____ is the top layer of soil made up motly of humus. Many small animals live here.
  • 19. 
    Is soil with pieces of rock too small to see with your eyes.
  • 20. 
    ______ is a single thickness of a material covering a surface.
  • 21. 
    True or False:  To look at, watch, or study closely is to observe.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Subsoil is the layer under topsoil, does have a ton of humus, and also has large pieces of rock in it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Clay is the part of soil made up of dead plants and animals.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Sand is soil with tiny pieces of rock big enough to see with your eyes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False