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Soil Properties 1

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35 questions
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  • Q1
    Students in 4A and 4B tested the capacity of a soil to retain water. They poured 200 mL of water through a funnel holding the soil. How many milliliters of water was retained by the soil?
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    75 mL
    200 mL
    50 mL
    150 mL
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  • Q2
    A sieve is a container with very small holes in the bottom that are all the same size. What could this tool be useful for?
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    Determining the soil color.
    Helping soil retain water.
    Finding the mass of the soil.
    Sorting soil by particle size.
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  • Q3
    Students in 4B planted 12 Bean seeds in each of four different soil samples. The students kept all other conditions the same. Grew them for 15 days and recorded results. Which soil sample produced the tallest plant?
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    Soil B
    Soil C
    Soil D
    Soil A
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  • Q4
    Students in 4B planted 12 Bean seeds in each of four different soil samples. The students kept all other conditions the same. Grew them for 15 days and recorded the results. Which soil sample produced the shortest plant?
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    Soil A
    Soil C
    Soil D
    Soil B
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  • Q5
    Which property of soil could students determine by rubbing a sample between their fingers?
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    How tall the plant will grow?
    The color of soil
    The process that formed the soil
    The texture of soil
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  • Q6
    Students are placing different soil samples in front of a fan to see which kind of soil is moved most easily by wind. Which safety equipment would be most important during this investigation?
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    gloves
    First Aid kit
    goggles
    fire extinguisher
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  • Q7
    To hold water means.....
    retain
    particle
    grain size
    texture
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  • Q8
    How a soil sample feels
    salty
    retain
    particle size
    texture
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  • Q9
    The pieces making up soil
    retain
    particle
    soft
    texture
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  • Q10
    An observable characteristic of soil
    texture
    how it was created
    physical property
    particle
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  • Q11
    What type of soil has the largest particles?
    silt
    clay
    Sand
    corn
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  • Q12
    What are decayed plants and animals that are in soil?
    mud
    silt
    humus
    clay
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  • Q13
    Which type of soil holds the most water?
    white sand
    humus
    beach sand
    clay
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  • Q14
    Daisy wants to plant a garden. What kind of soil would be best for her flowers to grow?
    sand
    clay
    loam
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  • Q15
    Which group of words best describe clay?
    reddish, sticky, smooth
    gray, rocky, grainy
    flaky, yellow, rough
    not sticky, scratchy, rough
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  • Q16
    The largest particles are found in which kind of soil?
    clay
    sand
    silt
    loam
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  • Q17
    This type of soil is smooth and holds very little water. Its particles are larger than clay, but smaller than sand.
    silt
    clay
    sand
    beach sand
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  • Q18
    Soil is one of the Earth's most valuable resources. Everything on Earth depends on soil somehow.
    false
    not people
    not animals
    true
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  • Q19
    Decayed organic material in soil is called__________.
    clay
    silt
    humus
    trash
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  • Q20
    Topsoil which contains HUMUS is the soil layer best for growing plants.
    false
    Subsoil
    bedrock
    true
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