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Soil Layers Song

Here is a song I created to help my 6th grade students study. I hope you enjoy.You see it on the ground could be rockySand or clay, silt, water, and dead bodiesIt provides for roots it's an anchorFood source for the plantsA home, insects, spiders, worms many othersDo you know soil is formed by erosion?Tiny rocks coming off of Earth's surfaceThe rocks will erode, breaking, breaking off and they're mixingWith dead organic matter, mixing, mixingAnd soil's made up of layers and layersRange from rich organic to rockySome have life some too low to live inHorizons layers sit on topThe top organic layerLeaf litter and organic matterThen the topsoil belowSeeds and plants, roots grow, dark layerHumus decomposed mixed minerals layerEluviation is lightSand and silt, water drips down rightSubsoil is next, clayMineral deposits, made solidRegolith broken rock, no roots in this layerBedrock is beneathYeah, come onSoil types have unique characteristicsColor, texture, minerals, and structureGelisols-permafrostHistosols-organic, and Spodosols-Acid forest soils, Andisols- are volcanicVertisols-clay, Oxisols-RainforestAlfisols-they are leachedUltisols-moreInceptisols-weak subsurfacesMollisols-grassy, Ardisols-of arid, Entisols-are recentAnd soil's made up of layers and layersRange from rich organic to rockySome have life some too low to live inHorizons layers sit on topThe top organic layerLeaf litter and organic matterThen the topsoil belowSeeds and plants, roots grow, dark layerHumus decomposed mixed minerals layerEluviation is lightSand and silt, water drips down rightSubsoil is next, clayMineral deposits, made solidRegolith broken rock, no roots in this layerBedrock is beneathSoil, layer, horizons, layersLayers, layers, layers, lay...layersHey, they are unique, are uniqueHey...The top organic layerLeaf litter and organic matterThen the topsoil belowSeeds and plants, roots grow, dark layerHumus decomposed mixed minerals layerEluviation is lightSand and silt, water drips down rightSubsoil is next, clayMineral deposits, made solidRegolith broken rock, no roots in this layerBedrock is beneath
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