- To understand the various types of soil parent materials that exist
- To identify the physical and chemical properties of common minerals and rocks
- To understand be able to recognize important soil weathering processes such as hydrolysis, carbonation, and redox reactions
- To recognize what different weathered geologic material looks like at various stages of weathering from rock, to parent material, to soil.
GOAL: To understand the importance of soil mineralogy and the fundamentals of soil parent materials and they play in soil formation.