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Soil
Don't Spoil the Soil!

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Don't Spoil the Soil!
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A Short Reader

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.49

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    breakdown, lessen, seep, affected, excess, dressing, acid, absorb, fertilizer, order, ranch, such, quality, favorite, roots, protect
     content words:    Environmental Protection Agency


Don't Spoil the Soil!
By Erin Horner
  

1     I have two favorite afterschool snacks: carrots dipped in ranch dressing and apple slices dipped in peanut butter. Both are delicious and healthy and both grow from plants in the ground. Carrot plants and apple trees both need to be rooted in healthy soil in order to grow healthy food.
 
2     Unfortunately, some of the Earth's soil is not healthy. It is contaminated. Some soil has been polluted by waste or acid rain. Some has also been adversely affected by landfill spillovers. Chemicals such as fertilizer and pesticides can contaminate it as well. All of these things lessen the quality of the soil.

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Science
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    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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