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Soil
Save the Soil!

Soil
Soil


Save the Soil!
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A Short Reader

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.02

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    mulch, dirty, erosion, rocks, overnight, limbs, farmland, covering, blowing, somebody, rows, quickly, chips, form, appear, dead


Save the Soil!
By Erin Horner
  

1     It's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it. Someone needs to help save the soil. Soil is an important resource. It is made from small pieces of rocks, tree limbs, dead bugs, and dead leaves. It contains nutrients that plants need. Many animals survive by eating plants. Other animals, including people, survive by eating plants or eating the animals that eat plants. About ninety-nine percent of the world's food supply comes from soil.
 
2     You can help to save the soil by planting grass and other plants. These help to keep soil from washing away. Covering healthy soil with mulch helps to save it too. Wood chips and grass clippings make great mulch. Newspaper does too. Farmers .....
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Soil
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Science
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    Careers in Science  
 
    Caring for Earth  
 
    Clouds  
 
    Dinosaurs  
 
    Earth's Land  
 
    Earth  
 
    Earthquakes  
 
    Electricity  
 
    Energy  
 
    Erosion  
 
    Food Pyramid  
 
    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  
 
    Sound  
 
    Space and Stars  
 
    Sun  
 
    Tsunami  
 
    Volcanoes  
 
    Water Cycle  
 
    Water  
 
    Weather  
 



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