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Different Types of Soil

In this worksheet, students will be looking at the characteristics of different soil types.

'Different Types of Soil' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Rocks

Curriculum subtopic:   Soils

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Not all soils are the same.  If you dig into the ground in different places you will find different kinds of soil.


Some soils, like sandy and loamy soils, are light and crumbly.

Some, like chalky or silty soils are gritty

Some, like clay, are heavy and sticky.


If you dig down deep enough beneath the soil you will eventually reach rock. Over a very long time this rock has been broken down to form the soil that now lies on top of it.  So the type of soil you have depends on the type of rock it has come from.


This worksheet gives you an opportunity to find out what you know about different types of soil.


Handful of soil

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