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Soil Horizons
This site features Flash animations that illustrate the development of soil horizons and their characteristics. Animations depict the processes of eluviation and illuviation, soil thickness and biomantle development, and a typical progression of soil profile development from bedrock to mature soil. These visual resources may be suitable for integration into lectures, labs and other teaching activities.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
  • Text:
    • Abstract / Summary
  • Services:
    • Clearinghouse
Subject:
  • Soil science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
The reuse and dissemination of the material on this site for educational or noncommercial purposes is allowed as long as attribution is retained. To this end, the material on this site is offered under a Creative Commons license, the terms of which can be found at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/1.0/
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-804
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Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Editor: Dr Mark Francek
Carleton College Science Education Resource Center and Central Michigan University