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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.
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 planting alfalfa to track success.
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 Productivity 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.
|Humus, 1 lb||1||Included|
|Plastic Jars with Lids||3||Included|
|Measuring Cup, 30 mL||1||Included|
|Cheesecloth, 9 × 14”||1||Included|
|Soil Test Kit (N, P, K, and pH)||1||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|
|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||34||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|
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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.