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How are rocks formed?

At the Youth Science Institute we encourage children to take a closer look at all aspects of the world around them, starting with the ground under their feet. Through our Moving Exploding Earth program, children learn about the constant process of forming and breaking down rocks called the Rock Cycle.

Soil is one of the elements of this process. Soil consists of both mineral and organic materials. The organic component comes from the death and decay of plant parts that form humus in the soil.  Decaying plants help supply the soil with nitrogen, which is important in forming the green parts of new plants.
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How are rocks formed?

At the Youth Science Institute we encourage children to take a closer look at all aspects of the world around them, starting with the ground under their feet. Through our Moving Exploding Earth program, children learn about the constant process of forming and breaking down rocks called the Rock Cycle.

Soil is one of the elements of this process. Soil consists of both mineral and organic materials. The organic component comes from the death and decay of plant parts that form humus in the soil.  Decaying plants help supply the soil with nitrogen, which is important in forming the green parts of new plants.
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