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Carolina EcoKits®: Investigating the Effects of Pollutants in Soil

Item # 653048 Online Only Exclusive

Grades 9–12. This investigative, hands-on activity enables your students to see firsthand how soil pollution impacts primary productivity and the flow of energy in the terrestrial system. Kit accommodates 32 students working in groups of 4.

Price

$94.50

This item will ship on or about 1/10/17

  • Measure dry and wet biomass to determine productivity
  • Explore different pollutants with your class
  • Examine how energy flows can be altered by pollution

Grades 9–12. Students can see the effects of air and water pollution all around them; however, soil pollution is harder to spot. In this activity, your students grow their own rye grass ecosystem and use it to experiment with different levels of pollutants. They can see firsthand how pollution impacts primary productivity and the flow of energy in the terrestrial system. Students also learn to estimate pollution’s impact on productivity by performing biomass measurements. Kit accommodates 32 students working in groups of 4.

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  • This item is only available at Carolina.com.
 
Components Qty Included?
Rye Grass Seeds, 1 lb 1 Included
String, 200-ft Roll 1 Included
Cups, 9 oz 8 Included
Plant Trays, 11 x 11” 8 Included
Plant Domes, 11 x 11” 8 Included
Potting Soil, 8-qt Bags 2 Included
Plant Labels 50 Included
Sodium Chloride, 100 g 1 Included
20-20-20 Fertilizer, 8 oz 1 Included
Digital Resource Instruction Card 1 Included
Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Internet Access Needed, Not Included
PC, Laptop, or Tablet 1 Needed, Not Included
Light Bank 1 Needed, Not Included
Pushpins 8 Needed, Not Included
Balances 2 Needed, Not Included
Scissors (per group) 1 Needed, Not Included
Springwater, 1 gal 4 Needed, Not Included
Weighing Boats (per group) 24 Needed, Not Included
Spoons 2 Needed, Not Included
Graduated Cylinders, 100 mL 8 Needed, Not Included
Beakers, 150 mL (or larger) 8 Needed, Not Included
Permanent Marker (per group) 1 Needed, Not Included
Bottles with Caps, 1 L 3 Needed, Not Included
Ruler (per group) 1 Needed, Not Included
Garden Trowels (optional) 4 Needed, Not Included
Drying Oven (optional) 1 Needed, Not Included
Plant Press and Blotting Paper (optional) 1 Needed, Not Included
Tape, Clear or Masking, Roll 1 Needed, Not Included
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