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This series of laboratory activities addresses the formation and physical characteristics of soil: weathering, structure, texture, particle size, consistency, and permeability. Students analyze the weathering of rocks and explore the physical properties of isolated soil components (sand, clay, and humus). The kit is designed for 1 group of 4 students.
This series of laboratory activities addresses the formation and physical characteristics of soil: weathering, structure, texture, particle size, consistency, and permeability. Students analyze the weathering of rocks and explore the physical properties of isolated soil components (sand, clay, and humus).
This kit is designed for 1 group of 4 students. Digital teacher’s manual, included FREE with kit purchase, is a 12-month eBook license to the Soil Formation and Properties Teacher’s Manual and Student Guide.
AP® is a trademark registered and/or owned by the College Board®, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.
|Granite Chips, 100 g||1||Included|
|Basalt Chips, 100 g||1||Included|
|Marble Chips, 100 g||1||Included|
|Humus, 1 lb||1||Included|
|Sand (coarse), 1 lb||1||Included|
|Measuring Spoon, 0.25 tsp||1||Included|
|Vials (capped), Small||3||Included|
|White Vinegar, 1 pt||1||Included|
|Cheesecloth, 8 × 14”||1||Included|
|Food Coloring, Bottle||1||Included|
|Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide||1||Included|
|Soil Disposal Container (e.g., lined garbage can or box)||1||Needed, Not Included|
|Containers (for presoaking rock samples), Plastic, 500 mL||3||Needed, Not Included|
|Beaker, 250 mL||1||Needed, Not Included|
|Graduated Cylinder (at least 100 mL)||1||Needed, Not Included|
|Funnel (may be made from paper, if necessary)||1||Needed, Not Included|
|Plastic Cups, 4-oz or larger||5||Needed, Not Included|
|Balance (measuring to 0.01 g)||1||Needed, Not Included|
|Paper Towels, Roll||1||Needed, Not Included|
|Scissors||1||Needed, Not Included|
|Parafilm® Squares, 2 × 2”||3||Needed, Not Included|
|Waste Container (for disposal of vinegar)||1||Needed, Not Included|
|Plastic Spoon||1||Needed, Not Included|
|Tap Water||Needed, Not Included|
|Stereomicroscope (optional for activity 2C)||1||Needed, Not Included|
|Line Level (optional for inquiry activity)||1||Needed, Not Included|
|Stick, 50” (e.g., broom handle) (optional for inquiry activity)||1||Needed, Not Included|
|Yardstick or Meter Stick (optional for inquiry activity)||1||Needed, Not Included|
|Graph Paper, Sheet (optional for inquiry activity)||1||Needed, Not Included|
|Collected Unknown Soil Samples (numbered, air-dried) (optional for inquiry activity)||Needed, Not Included|
|Collected Rock Samples (numbered, air-dried) (optional for inquiry activity)||Needed, Not Included|
|Newspaper (optional)||Needed, Not Included|
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If you are an AP® teacher, you go out of your way to help your students perform successfully on the AP® exam. Carolina AP® Environmental Science Kits are specifically designed to help you do just that.
Carolina Investigations® for AP® ® Environmental Science Kits are designed to help AP® teachers help their students achieve exceptional results by:
Carolina Investigations® for AP® Environmental Science kits offer a unique perspective on the world around your students. Allow them to experience labs that focus on 4 distinct subject areas that relate to Earth Systems & Resources, Ecological Systems, Issues & Impacts, and Sustainability & Solutions. Pick various topics from each strand to create your own robust hands-on lab curriculum. Focus on labs that can be performed in your classroom or explore and sample your surrounding environment. Carolina has everything you need to outfit your AP® Environmental Science classroom or lab.
Carolina is proud supply unique kits and activities that are specifically designed for the AP® Environmental Science curriculum. These environmental science kits were developed using the College Board® APES course description. They highlight subjects addressed on each APES exam and include real-world labs and field exercises that make learning more relevant and increase retention.
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|Earth Systems & Resources||Ecological Systems||Issues & Impacts||Sustainability & Solutions|
|Coriolis Effect and Atmospheric Circulation||Exploring Biodiversity||Loss of Biodiversity||Wastewater Treatment|
|Soil Formation and Properties||Primary Consumer Energy Flow||Ocean Acidification||Wet Scrubbers and Air Pollution|
|Soil Productivity||Population Growth of Lemna minor||Air Pollution and Vehicle Emissions||Agriculture and Feeding a Growing Human Population|
|Quality of Natural Waters: Biological Factors||Biogeochemical Cycles||Cultural Eutrophication and Biodegradable Waste||Biomass to Biofuel|
|Quality of Natural Waters: Physical and Chemical Factors||Primary Productivity and Energy Flow||Acid Deposition|
AP® is a trademark registered and/or owned by the College Board®, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, these products.
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