What is soil?
• Soil is the top layer of the Earth’s surface.• It’s found on the ground. Plants grow in soil.• Soil is a natural resourc...
•What is soil made of?
Soil is made of broken pieces of rock
Pieces of rocks are mixed with tinyparts of dead plants and dead animals
Soil has air and water trapped inside it
Many animals live in soil      Bacteria        Flies      Worms           Woodlice
How do plants use soil?
• Plants need soil for nutrients and water.• Most plants have roots that go deep into soil.  Roots take in water and nutri...
How can you improve soil?
Making a compost heap
What’s a compost heap?
-It’s a pile of rotting food-It’s made of fruit and vegetablescraps, and leaves
The tiny living things in the compost turn the food scraps into fresh soil
Discuss with your partner what you knowabout…-Natural resource-Top layer-Dead plants and animals-Broken rocks-Air-Compost ...
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What is soil

  1. 1. What is soil?
  2. 2. • Soil is the top layer of the Earth’s surface.• It’s found on the ground. Plants grow in soil.• Soil is a natural resource. Natural resources come from the Earth.
  3. 3. •What is soil made of?
  4. 4. Soil is made of broken pieces of rock
  5. 5. Pieces of rocks are mixed with tinyparts of dead plants and dead animals
  6. 6. Soil has air and water trapped inside it
  7. 7. Many animals live in soil Bacteria Flies Worms Woodlice
  8. 8. How do plants use soil?
  9. 9. • Plants need soil for nutrients and water.• Most plants have roots that go deep into soil. Roots take in water and nutrients from the soil
  10. 10. How can you improve soil?
  11. 11. Making a compost heap
  12. 12. What’s a compost heap?
  13. 13. -It’s a pile of rotting food-It’s made of fruit and vegetablescraps, and leaves
  14. 14. The tiny living things in the compost turn the food scraps into fresh soil
  15. 15. Discuss with your partner what you knowabout…-Natural resource-Top layer-Dead plants and animals-Broken rocks-Air-Compost heap-Water-Roots-Nutrients

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