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Name___Destinee Sloane_______

Dig It! Exhibition


Follow the directions to navigate your way through the online exhibition o
Dig It! !ut together by the Smithsonian" The bold text mean you need
to answer a question or write something down.
#o to this web site$ htt!$%%orces"si"edu%soils%&'_&&_&&"html
(ead the introduction titled Si)ing *! Soils
+lic, on -he .ig /icture and ta,e the 0ui)1 i you miss a 2uestion clic, on
the 3earn 4ore and learn about the to!ic"
What is one interesting fact about soil that you learned from the
quiz?
Soil warms the astest in 5las,a
+lic, on State Soil 4onoliths clic, on -exas then choose ' other states and
read about their soil" What is a Fun Fact about Texas soil?
6ouston .lac, soil shrin,s and ex!ands
What is in the soil of one other state? Tell me the name of the state.
7irgin Islands1 soil consist o on to! rich decaying material beneath that is
clay minerals and beneath that is a gravel rich layer"
What is so special about the soil of one other state? Tell me the
name of the state, it needs to be diferent from Texas, and the state
in the question aboe.
#eorgia soil is so s!ecial because about a 2uarter o its great armland is
-iton soil
+lic, on 8hat is Soil read through all 9 !ages and answer these 2uestions"
! teaspoon of good farm soil contains up to "": billion """"" bacteria
in more than #$$$ species.
%oil is the """""""s,in""""""""" of the earth. %oils are """"""alive"""""",
they are born, they age, and they breathe.
What are the ingredients of soil?
;n !age < watch the +he=s +hallenge video"
What is the today&s secret ingredient?
Sand
Who are the 'udges?
0uincy +ara!ace1 #assy #allagher1 and -hrush Slyvania
;n !age > clic, on the (eci!e .oo, read some o the di?erent soil reci!es"
-hen clic, on the Soil ingredients ta,e the 2ui) to see i you can determine
the ma,eu! o di?erent ty!es o soils"
What ( of ingredients ma)e up *esert %oil?
9<@ minerals1 >>@ air1 :@ organic matter1 '@ water
+oamy %oil?
>9@ minerals1 '9@ 5ir1 '9@ water1 9@ organic minerals
,eaty -og?
9&@ water1 >&@ organic minerals1 :& @ minerals
(ead !age 9" What does .+/0,T stand for?
+limate organisms relie !arent material time
+lic, on +hi! o? the ;ld .loc, read through all A !ages"
12( of the earth&s crust is made of 'ust eight elements. What are
they?
;xygen1 silicon1 aluminum1 iron1 calcium1 sodium1 !otassium1 and
magnesium
Texture in3uences a soil&s capacity to !ro!ortion mineral !articles.
;n !age A !lay the +olor 4atching game"
4ray.-lue.4reen 5
0ed.6ellow./range 5
+lic, on Soil Forming Factors read through all A !ages" ;n !age ' !lay the
6idden 6ori)ons game"
*escribe the ! horizon.
5 mineral layer with most organic matter also ,nown as to! soil
What is a monolith?
7ertical slice rom to!soil down to subsoil
;n !age > clic, on the Earth S,in -y!es" *escribe 7ltisols.
8eathered tro!ical and subtro!ical soil
What type of soil is in our area?
*ltisols
;n !age A clic, !lay the 8here in the Soil 8orld are Bou"
The 3ip 3op is in the """""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""" soil type.
The spur is in the """""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""" soil type.
The mammoth tus) is in the """"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""" soil
type.
+lic, on 4atters o 3ie and Death1 read through all A !ages"
8ot all forms of life need oxygen to breathe. What other things can
microorganisms use?
*escribe some of the characteristics of +ichens.
+lic, on *nderneath it 5ll1 read through all 9 !ages" ;n !age : clic, on the
*nderneath it 5ll lin, to dig dee! and examine the e?ects our choices have
on soil"
What are some of the things that you may 9nd in the Washington,
*... soil sample?
What are some of the things that you may 9nd in the Terra ,reta
%oil of the !mazon?
;n !age <" What is an increasing problem caused by global
warming?
;n !age >" What was wrong with the soil in Frederic)sburg, :irginia?
+lic, on 8ise +hoices read through all C !ages"
%oils are renewable but;
*escribe some of the new technology that helps manage soil
fertility.
<ow is the =illennium :illages ,ro'ect restoring soil fertility?
+lic, on 5 8orld o Soils1 read through all A !ages" ;n !age : watch the
Soil$ -he secret Ingredient video"
;n !age <" *e9ne loess>
-he secrets o soils are the secrets o our lives"