Exercise 3.1B: Soil Characteristics

There are 3 main types of soil: sandy, clay, and loam. Each has characteristics that make it unique and an ideal place to grow certain types of plants.

1. Draw a picture of each type of soil (by hand or computer-generated)

2. On each picture, or in a separate written paragraph, clearly show and label the:

  • texture (loose, sticky, hard, etc.)
  • mineral content vs. organic content
  • particle size
  • pore size
  • ability to hold moisture