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Soil


1. State 'True' or 'False'.

a) Water flows very well through sand.

b) Many plants can grow well in clay soil.

c) Garden soil is soft and black in colour.

d) Plants can only grow in garden soil.

e) Some animals live in soil.



2. Complete the table with the correct words given below.



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Plants


1) Name two plants with:

a) woody stems :

b) soft stems :

c) flowers :

d) rough leaves :

e) smooth leaves :

f) dull leaves :


2) Name the external features of these plants.

a) Croton :

b) Orchid :

c) Bird's nest fern



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Animals

1. A bird's body is covered with                    .


2. A butterfly has two pairs of                    .

3. Cats and tigers have very sharp                      .

4. A chicken uses its                       to eat.

5. A caterpillar has many                            .

6. A buffalo has                       on its head.

7. Snakes and fish have                      on their bodies.

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Layer of soil





The heaviest things will sink to the bottom of the bottle.
Above them are layers of lighter things.
Some dead plants and animals float in the water.

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SOIL


What Soil is Made Up of?
 
  •       Soil is made up of stones, sand, clay, silt and bits of dead animals and plants.
  •       Living things such as worms and ants are found in the soil.










                            The layer of soil






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The Flow of Water through Soil


                     

                                     What we have learnt ? 
    1. Soil is made up of sand, silt, clay, stones and bits of dead plants and animals.

    2. When plants and other living things die, they rot and become part of the soil.
    3. Soil also has living animals in it such as earthworms and ants.  
    4. There are many types of soil such as sandy soil, clay soil and garden soil.
    5. Different types of soil let water flow through them differently. 
    6. Plant can grow well in garden soil that contains enough water.
 


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