Resources that can be replaced or replenished like trees, water, sunlight (2 words).
A renewable energy source that can be grown from living material that can be converted into a biofuel.
A thin layer of material on the Earth's surface in which plants have their roots.
Component of amino acids, proteins, nucleotides, nucleic acids, chlorophyll and coenzymes.
Using waste from the home and yard to make new soil.
An area in the ground where water sits on top of the zone of is the water line (2 words).
The amount of pores in the soil that store water and air.
A soil layer that is formed from bedrock over a long period of time with the help of water.
A type of soil that is a mixture of clay, sand, and humus that is good for growing plants as it holds an appropriate amount of water and has many nutrients.
A type of soil that is made up of rotted or decayed plants and dead animals or remains.
A layer of soil in a profile.
A type of soil that is fine and powder like.
Water that soaks into the ground and collects in pores.
A vertical picture of all the layers of soil.
A group of organisms that break down dead organisms and put them back into the soil.
An element involved in osmosis and ionic balance and in opening and closing of stomata; activator of many enzymes.
This means water can NOT pass through soil.
A way to classify soil by determining the percentage of silt, clay, and sand within it.
A type of soil that is best for growing plants (made up of weathered rocks and humus).
A type of soil that is tightly packed and holds a lot of water.
An element that helps a plant convert other nutrients into usable materials

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