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Carolina Investigations® for AP* Environmental Science: Testing Soil Productivity 1-Station Kit

Item # 180607 Exclusive

Students observe and measure properties such as water-holding capacity, ion-exchange capacity, macronutrient content, and particle-size distribution to determine which types soil are the most productive for growing plants. Students then test their hypothesis by planting alfalfa to track success. The kit is designed for 1 group of 4 students.

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$64.25

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Exploring different characteristics of soil provides insight into how productive it might be for farming purposes. Students conduct experiments on different types of soil to observe and measure properties such as water-holding capacity, ion-exchange capacity, macronutrient content, and particle-size distribution to determine which types soil are the most productive for growing plants. Students then test their hypothesis by attempting to plant alfalfa to track success. The kit is designed for 1 group of 4 students.

*AP is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.
 
Components Qty Included?
Sand, Cups 4 Included
Clay, Cups 4 Included
Humus, 1 lb 1 Included
Plastic Jars with Lids 3 Included
Measuring Cup, 30 mL 1 Included
Plastic Columns 8 Included
Vials 8 Included
Rubber Bands 10 Included
Cheesecloth, 9 × 14” 1 Included
Twist Ties 20 Included
Pipets, 3-mL 3 Included
Soil Test Kit (N, P, K, and pH) 1 Included
Centrifuge Tubes 4 Included
Cotton Balls 2 Included
Eosin Y, 60 mL 1 Included
Crystal Violet, 60 mL 1 Included
Plastic Planting Flat 1 Included
Alfalfa Seeds, 0.25 lb 1 Included
Grease Pencil 1 Included
Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Large Beaker (at least 100 mL) 1 Needed, Not Included
Timer 1 Needed, Not Included
Collected Soil Samples, Cups 3–4 Needed, Not Included
Spoon (or scoop) 1 Needed, Not Included
Scissors 1 Needed, Not Included
Balance (measuring to 0.01 g) 1 Needed, Not Included
Paper Towels, Roll 1 Needed, Not Included
Permanent Marker 1 Needed, Not Included
Metric Ruler 1 Needed, Not Included
Dish Detergent, Bottle 1 Needed, Not Included
Soil-Disposal Container (lined trash can or box) 1 Needed, Not Included
Plastic Cup (at least 8 oz for mixing) 1 Needed, Not Included
Tap Water Needed, Not Included
Calculator (optional) 1 Needed, Not Included


Carolina Investigations® for AP® ® Environmental Science

Carolina™ Labs for AP® ® Environmental Science

Kits that Support the AP® ® Curriculum and, More Important, Your Classroom

Our exclusive approach to the AP® ® Curriculum

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:


  • Facilitating the successful integration of inquiry-based learning into the laboratory experience
  • Using teacher-developed and field-tested activities that are designed for the AP® classroom
  • Cultivating students' conceptual understanding of the topics covered, while allowing them to draw upon real-world connections
  • Open-ended labs let students design their own activities for enhanced critical thinking
  • Integrating mathematics and analytical thinking through the graphing and interpretation of student-collected data
  • Reinforcing knowledge by connecting concepts to students' lives
  • Minimizing teacher prep and cleanup time

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 Biological Supply Company: Supporting AP® for Over 25 Years

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.

Our staff continually works with real AP® teachers to design, develop, and build products that meet AP® teachers' needs. We back all of our products with unparalleled support and our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Let us help you help your students score a 5 on the AP® Exam!


Carolina Investigations® for AP® Environmental Science Kits
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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