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Carolina Investigations® for AP® Environmental Science: Soil Formation and Properties 1-Station Kit

$72.80
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Description

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).

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 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.

Specifications

What’s Included:
  • 1 Granite Chips, 100 g
  • 1 Basalt Chips, 100 g
  • 1 Marble Chips, 100 g
  • 4 Clay, Cups
  • 1 Humus, 1 lb
  • 1 Sand, Cup
  • 1 Sand (coarse), 1 lb
  • 1 Measuring Spoon, 0.25 tsp
  • 1 Hand Lens
  • 3 Vials (capped), Small
  • 1 Pipet
  • 3 Plastic Columns
  • 3 Vials, Large
  • 6 Twist Ties
  • 1 White Vinegar, 1 pt
  • 1 Spray Bottle
  • 1 Cheesecloth, 8 × 14”
  • 1 Food Coloring, Bottle
  • 5 Rubber Bands
  • 1 Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide
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Needed But Not Included:
  • 1 Soil Disposal Container (e.g., lined garbage can or box)
  • 3 Containers (for presoaking rock samples), Plastic, 500 mL
  • 1 Beaker, 250 mL
  • 1 Graduated Cylinder (at least 100 mL)
  • 1 Funnel (may be made from paper, if necessary)
  • 5 Plastic Cups, 4-oz or larger
  • 1 Balance (measuring to 0.01 g)
  • 1 Paper Towels, Roll
  • 1 Scissors
  • 3 Parafilm® Squares, 2 × 2”
  • 1 Waste Container (for disposal of vinegar)
  • 1 Plastic Spoon
  •  Tap Water
  • 1 Stereomicroscope (optional for activity 2C)
  • 1 Line Level (optional for inquiry activity)
  • 1 Stick, 50” (e.g., broom handle) (optional for inquiry activity)
  • 1 Yardstick or Meter Stick (optional for inquiry activity)
  • 1 Graph Paper, Sheet (optional for inquiry activity)
  •  Collected Unknown Soil Samples (numbered, air-dried) (optional for inquiry activity)
  •  Collected Rock Samples (numbered, air-dried) (optional for inquiry activity)
  •  Newspaper (optional)
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