New Jersey Standards
NJ.5.4.8. Earth Systems Science: Earth operates as a set of complex, dynamic, and interconnected systems, and is a part of the all-encompassing system of the universe.
5.4.8.C. Properties of Earth Materials: Earth's composition is unique, is related to the origin of our solar system, and provides us with the raw resources needed to sustain life.
Physical and chemical changes take place in Earth materials when Earth features are modified through weathering and erosion.
5.4.8.C.2. Explain how chemical and physical mechanisms (changes) are responsible for creating a variety of landforms.
Soil consists of weathered rocks and decomposed organic material from dead plants, animals, and bacteria. Soils are often found in layers, each having a different chemical composition and texture.
5.4.8.C.1. Determine the chemical properties of soil samples in order to select an appropriate location for a community garden.