Soil Horizon Animation

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Link to Resource: https://www.wiley.com/college/strahler/0471480533/animations/ch21_animations/ch21_soilhorizon.swf
Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
Grade Level:
K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:Wiley Science
Summary:With this animation you can see soil develop right before your eyes. Watch the organic matter cover the soil surface and become the organic horizon. Below that horizon are several others which have specific characteristics. Learn what comprises each horizon and how it interacts with the other layers. This animation contains an explanation for six different horizons although there are nine major horizons. You'll get the idea of how soil is formed and what it is made up of by watching this depiction.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 2; Big Idea 3
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:2-ESS2-1; 4-ESS2-1; 5-ESS2-1; HS-ESS2-1; HS-ESS2-2; HS-ESS2-3; HS-ESS2-4; MS-ESS2-1; MS-ESS2-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models; Planning and carrying out investigations
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation; Scale, proportion, and quantity; Stability and change; Systems and system models
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; elementary school; high school; k-12; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; k-9; middle school; soils
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