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Inquiries in Science: Saving Soils Kit

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Students explore the formation of soil and its physical properties when it reacts with water. During 2 lab periods, students investigate weathering of rocks, particle size composition of local soils, and the rate of permeability of different soil samples. They then apply their knowledge to construct a model of a slope that has been cleared for farming and design a plan that modifies the slope to reduce erosion. Kit includes enough materials for at least 30 students working in groups.

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$214.95

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  • Demonstrate soil characteristics with easy-to-perform activities
  • Sample runoff water to quantitatively evaluate erosion control
  • Relate soil properties to sustainable agricultural practices
Students explore the formation of soil and its physical properties when it reacts with water. Performing 3 different activities over 2 lab periods, students investigate weathering of rocks, particle size composition of local soils, and the rate of permeability of different soil samples. They then apply their knowledge to construct a model of a slope that has been cleared for farming and design a plan that modifies the slope to reduce erosion. Kit includes enough materials for at least 30 students working in groups. Receive a FREE digital Teacher’s Manual and Student Guide with kit purchase.

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Kit contains enough materials for 30 students working in five groups of six.

Components Qty Included?
Humus, 11 lb 1 Included
Sand, 3 lb 4 Included
Clay, 10 cups 1 Included
Stream Table Boxes 5 Included
Plastic Basters 5 Included
Spray Bottles 5 Included
Gravel, 5 lb 1 Included
Granite Chips, 200 g 1 Included
Basalt Chips, 200 g 1 Included
Marble Chips, 200 g 1 Included
1 M Hydrochloric Acid, 30 mL 5 Included
Hand Lenses 5 Included
Plastic Forceps 5 Included
Capped Vials 15 Included
Plastic Metric Rulers 5 Included
Plastic Jars with Lids 15 Included
China Markers 5 Included
Plastic Columns 20 Included
Large Vials 20 Included
Twist Ties 50 Included
Cheesecloth, 5 yd 1 Included
Rubber Bands 25 Included
Small Measuring Cups 5 Included
Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Containers (for soaking rock samples) 3 Needed, Not included
Beakers, 500 mL 5 Needed, Not included
Large Measuring Cups (greater than 500 mL) 5 Needed, Not included
Funnels 5 Needed, Not included
Scissors 5 Needed, Not included
Laboratory Aprons 5 Needed, Not included
Latex or Rubber Gloves 5 Needed, Not included
Safety Goggles 5 Needed, Not included
Timers 5 Needed, Not included
Large Spoons or Scoops 5 Needed, Not included
Balance (accurate to 0.01 g) 1 Needed, Not included
Locally Collected Soil Samples (about 10 cups) Needed, Not included
Access to Water Needed, Not included
Paper Towels Needed, Not included
Newspaper Needed, Not included
White Paper Needed, Not included
Graphing Paper Needed, Not included
Dish Detergent Needed, Not included
Soil Disposal Container Needed, Not included


Inquiries in Science Series

Inquiries in Science® Series Kits

Inquiries in Science® is our exclusive series of hands-on kits specifically designed to help high school students understand abstract, hard-to-grasp science concepts. The series tracks well with most textbooks, and kit topics reflect state science standards and extensive educator input. Since Inquiries in Science® is modular, you can use the kits individually, as a strand, or as a series to teach biology, chemistry, and environmental science.


Improve Student Achievement

Field-tested in classrooms nationwide, Inquiries in Science® employs guided inquiry based on the 5E learning cycle of engage, explore, explain, extend, and evaluate. This inquiry-based approach also promotes STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) practices. It enables students to:

  • Consider a real-world question or problem
  • Plan and conduct an investigation and gather data
  • Understand the science concept by analyzing data and communicating findings
  • Apply their findings to the original real-world question or problem and master the science concept

Inquiries in Science® helps students build critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and encourages creativity, collaboration, and teamwork. It creates an environment in which you and your students work together as active learners.

Disciplines and topics addressed by the kits were organized and selected based on data from numerous sources, including the National Research Council's National Science Education Standards, AAAS's Project 2061 Science Benchmarks, NAEP's Science Framework, and state science education standards from across the US. In addition, the Inquiries in Science® content and activities reflect the science practices and engineering practices, core ideas, and crosscutting concepts outlined by the National Research Council's A Framework for K–12 Science Education (2011) and the Next Generation Science Standards (2013).


Inquiries in Science® Components

  • Kit—Includes lab supplies (enough for at least 30 students working in groups) plus teacher's manual.
  • Kit Refill—Replenishes consumed materials
  • Multi Class Equipment Set—Includes extra lab supplies so you can use the kit in 1 additional class section per day. Note: You'll also need to order an extra kit refill for each additional class section. For example, to teach the same Inquiries in Science® kit in 3 biology sections on the same day, purchase 1 kit, 2 kit refills, and 2 multi class equipment sets.
  • Digital Teacher's Manual—FREE with kit purchase

Correlations to State Standards

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