Tuesday, 3 April 2012


My soil Report                                              March 2012
After studying  soil for the last few weeks, we decided on 4 question for research. Below are the questions and the information we found out                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       What is soil?                                                                                                               
Soil is the top layer of the earth. In soil there is dead organic material. Soil has food so plants can grow. Plants grow from seeds. Soil is three types of different materials. If there were no soil there will be nothing to eat. Soil is part of nature. Soil is very muddy when it is raining. Soil can be different colors. Humus is dead organic material which provide nutrients.

Why is soil important?
Soil is important because it helps plants grow from seeds. Soil has nutrients food for plants. Humus is dead organic material Which provide nutrients. Soil helps plants stay upright.

Is soil a habitat?
Yes Soil is a habitat. Soil is a habitat for many species like insects and invertebrates.

How have people affected soil?

Metal and oil come from rocks. People have dug up the soil to get the metal, gas and oil. Trees have been cut down and the rain washes the topsoil away. Erosion causes lakes and rivers to get polluted. Erosion causes our native plants and fish to die because they can’t live in polluted water.

By Bono Napota