• Resources are the available assets, or
sources of wealth, that benefit and fullfil
the needs of the community.
• Natural resources are natural source
material found in the environment which
humans choose to use.
• Human resources are the human labour or
any other human ability applied to the
fulfillment of human needs
• Capital resources are any resources
designed by society to further the creation
of wealth, including plant , machinery,
buildings, components, and the money
needed for production.
• Inorganic resource is a resource that is not
• Organic resource is a resource that is
living. ie plant or animal
• Leaching – the movement of water down
the soil profile. This results in the
movement of soil constituents, including
humus to the lower soil horizons
• Eluviation - Movement of humus,
chemical substances, and mineral
particles from the upper layers of a soil to
lower layers by the downward movement
of water through the soil profile.
• Capillary action -Capillary action is important for
moving water (and all of the things that are
dissolved in it) around. It is defined as the
movement of water within the spaces of a
porous material due to the forces of adhesion,
cohesion, and surface tension. Capillary action
occurs because water is sticky -- water
molecules stick to each other and to other
substances, such as glass, cloth, organic
tissues, and soil. Dip a paper towel into a glass
of water and the water will "climb" onto the paper
towel. In fact, it will keep going up the towel until
the pull of gravity is too much for it to overcome.