Soil Genesis and Development, Lesson 3 - Soil Forming Factors
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Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary (PASSeL) Lesson
This lesson identifies the five major soil-forming factors and discusses how they influence soil development.
The goal of this topic is for students to understand how the five major soil-forming factors influence soil development. To reach that goal, students should be able to meet the objectives listed below.
- Identify the five factors of soil formation.
- Explain the effects of each of the factors on soil formation.
- Explain how types of parent material differ in terms of mode of deposition and degree of sorting.