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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 materials in the kit are sufficient for 32 students working in 8 groups of 4.
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 materials in the kit are sufficient for 32 students working in 8 groups of 4. 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, 200 g||1||Included|
|Basalt Chips, 200 g||1||Included|
|Marble Chips, 200 g||1||Included|
|Humus, 1 lb||1||Included|
|Sand (coarse), 1 lb||1||Included|
|Measuring Spoons, 0.25 tsp||8||Included|
|Vials (capped), Small||24||Included|
|White Vinegar, 1 pt||1||Included|
|Cheesecloth, 8 × 14”||8||Included|
|Food Coloring, Bottles||8||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|
|Beakers, 250 mL||8||Needed, Not Included|
|Graduated Cylinders (at least 100 mL)||8||Needed, Not Included|
|Funnels (may be made from paper, if necessary)||8||Needed, Not Included|
|Plastic Cups, 4-oz or larger||40||Needed, Not Included|
|Balances (measuring to 0.01 g)||2||Needed, Not Included|
|Paper Towels, Roll||8||Needed, Not Included|
|Scissors||8||Needed, Not Included|
|Parafilm® Squares, 2 × 2”||24||Needed, Not Included|
|Waste Containers (for disposal of vinegar)||8||Needed, Not Included|
|Plastic Spoons||8||Needed, Not Included|
|Tap Water||Needed, Not Included|
|Stereomicroscopes (optional for activity 2C)||4||Needed, Not Included|
|Line Levels (optional for inquiry activity)||8||Needed, Not Included|
|Sticks, 50” (e.g., broom handle) (optional for inquiry activity)||8||Needed, Not Included|
|Yardsticks or Meter Sticks (optional for inquiry activity)||8||Needed, Not Included|
|Graph Paper, Sheets (optional for inquiry activity)||8||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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