Elevation: 227.7 meters Latitude:
42° 34’’ 39’N Longitude: 73° 57’ 57’’W
Write a description of the five rock samples provided
in the kit. Focus on size, shape,
texture, color, and any unique features of the rock sample.
Identify what agent of erosion (Water, Wind, or
Glacier) deposited the following soil samples:
Sample # 2-
Referring to the vocabulary words for “till” and
“transported soil”, what explains the diverse origins of
rock samples located in June’s Gravel Pit?
Looking at pictures from the Field Study Site in Clarksville determine
what agent of
erosion (water, wind, or glacier)
deposited the sediments in different parts of June’s
Gravel Pit Location #1-
Gravel Pit Location #2-
3) Describe the series of
events that occurred to created Gravel Pit Location
4) Make a sketch of sorted
sediments and unsorted sediments.
5) A typical soil profile is
created from the bedrock at an average rate of 1cm per 400
years. When a soil profile is complete it is called mature. A mature soil profile
A-horizon at the top with humus and minerals, a B-horizon with only minerals,
C-horizon with no organic or mineral content.
In New York State because of the relatively recent
Ice Age, our soil profile is
label the layers of the soil profile (1+2) from June’s Gravel Pit.