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Soil
A Rainbow of Soil

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A Rainbow of Soil
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.35

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     challenging words:    educational, geologist, spectrum, geologists, characteristic, tends, material, organic, normally, might, humus, boring, colorful, faster, between, during


A Rainbow of Soil
By Erin Horner
  

1     It might not be as colorful as a rainbow in the sky, but soil is not all boring and brown. Geologists officially recognize more than one hundred seventy different colors of soil. Most of these are shades of black, brown, red, gray, and white. Scientists can learn a lot about soil from its color. Normally, darker soil contains the most nutrients. Dark soil tends to have the most humus, or decayed organic matter. Scientists have also observed that soil with a red or yellow hue contains oxidized iron. This soil alternates between being wet and dry throughout the year. It may also be dry during a growing season. .....
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Soil
             Soil


Science
             Science


    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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