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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.59

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    resource, soil, traps, roots, layer, important, rocks, erosion, natural, limbs, form, also, life, different, bottom, dead


Soil
By Meg Leonard
  

1     Soil is an important natural resource. It is made from broken up pieces of rock and sand, dead leaves and grass, tree limbs, and the bodies of living things that have died. After a living thing dies, its body breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces. It eventually becomes a part of the soil. Air and water are important parts of soil, too. Weather helps make soil. Rocks get bigger when the weather is hot. They get smaller when the weather is cold. This process can make rocks break into smaller pieces. When they get small enough, they become part of the soil. Rain and ice also help break rock into smaller pieces. Soil has different layers. The layers are named O, A, B, and C. The O layer is the top layer. It is where the plant and animal matter (like dead leaves and bugs) breaks down. The A layer has roots, worms, and other very small living things. The B .....
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    Food Webs and Food Chain  
 
    Forces and Motion  
 
    Fossils  
 
    Health and Nutrition  
 
    How Things Work  
 
    Landforms  
 
    Life Science  
 
    Light  
 
    Magnets  
 
    Matter  
 
 
    Moon  
 
    Natural Disasters  
 
    Photosynthesis  
 
    Plant and Animal Cells  
 
    Plants  
 
    Rocks and Minerals  
 
    Science Process Skills  
 
    Scientific Notation  
 
    Seasons  
 
    Simple Machines  
 
    Soil  
 
    Solar System  
 
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