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Lesson 7: Pedosphere and Soil

Lesson Links
  1. Texture Triangle -
  2. USDA Soil Texture Calculator -
  3. Guide to Texture by Feel This webpage from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will help you determine the type of soil you have. Follow the directions on the flowchart. Note: You can click a link to view a higher resolution version of the graphic. You may want to print the flowchart for convenience.
  4. State Soils For both options, you will use this page to find out more about soil from your state and another state.
  5. How Soil Savvy Are You? <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  6. The Twelve Soil Orders This page from the University of Idaho lists and briefly describes the 12 types of soil. Click each soil name to learn more about it and where it is typically found.


- posted from Normal, IL

Concept 1: Semester 1
+ Unit 1: Egypt and Mesopotamia
+ Unit 1: The Hydrosphere
+ Unit 1: The Pearl
+ Unit 2: A Girl Named Disaster
+ Unit 2: Africa Today
+ Unit 2: The Atmosphere
+ Unit 3: Australia and Oceania
+ Unit 3: The Hobbit
+ Unit 3: The Lithosphere
-----1: Shifting, Drifting, and Spreading (0)
-----2: Plate Interactions (1)
-----3: Rocks and Minerals (1)
-----4: Seismic Waves (0)
-----5: Earthquake and Volcano Research (1)
-----6: Geologic Time (1)
-----7: Pedosphere and Soil (1)
-----Final Project: Our Lithosphere and Pedosphere (0)
+ Unit 4: A Single Shard
+ Unit 4: Ancient Asia
+ Unit 4: Ecosystems and Ecology
+ Unit 5: Asia Today
+ Unit 5: Earth Cycles and Systems
+ Unit 5: Independent Study


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