Name: Soil and Land Use Study Guide 1. Complete the table below: Boundary Name Description Example of what is formed or what occurs here Divergent Convergent (Oceanic – Continental) Convergent (Continental – Continental) Transform 2. Use your soil texture triangle (green sheet) and complete the chart below. % Sand 25 60 30 5 % Silt 20 10 50 60 5 % Clay 55 Soil Texture Sandy Clay Loam 20 35 90 3. List 5 ecosystem services provided by rural land areas. Silty Clay Loam 4. List the layers of the Earth from the center to the outermost layer. Describe each layer (what is it made of and any special characteristics) 5. List and describe the six layers of the soil from the top to the bottom layer. 6. What is humus and why is it important for soil? 7. Explain the difference in sand, silt, and clay. Focus on the difference in size and what this means for soil types. 8. Define and explain or give examples of the following: a. Urban sprawl b. Urbanization c. Infrastructure d. Mass transit or public transportation e. heat island f. ecosystem (ecological) services 9. Explain the differences between continental tectonic plates and oceanic tectonic plates. 10. List 5 tectonic plates, including the one that we live on.