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Carolina Investigations® for AP® Environmental Science: Soil Formation and Properties 8-Station Kit

$208.30
Product Highlights
  • Investigate the formation of soil & the physical properties of soil components
  • Connects to Unit 4 and Topics 4.2 and 4.3
  • Includes materials for a class of 32 students working in 8 groups of 4
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Description

Product Details
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).

Product Features

  • Materials in the kit are sufficient for 32 students working in 8 groups of 4.
  • Digital teacher's manual, included FREE with kit purchase, is a 12-month e-book 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, 200 g
  • 1 Basalt Chips, 200 g
  • 1 Marble Chips, 200 g
  • 4 Clay, Cups
  • 1 Humus, 1 lb
  • 4 Sand, Cups
  • 1 Sand (coarse), 1 lb
  • 8 Measuring Spoons, 0.25 tsp
  • 8 Hand Lenses
  • 24 Vials (capped), Small
  • 8 Pipets
  • 24 Plastic Columns
  • 24 Vials, Large
  • 50 Twist Ties
  • 1 White Vinegar, 1 pt
  • 8 Spray Bottles
  • 8 Cheesecloth, 8 × 14”
  • 8 Food Coloring, Bottles
  • 30 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
  • 8 Beakers, 250 mL
  • 8 Graduated Cylinders (at least 100 mL)
  • 8 Funnels (may be made from paper, if necessary)
  • 40 Plastic Cups, 4-oz or larger
  • 2 Balances (measuring to 0.01 g)
  • 8 Paper Towels, Roll
  • 8 Scissors
  • 24 Parafilm® Squares, 2 × 2”
  • 8 Waste Containers (for disposal of vinegar)
  • 8 Plastic Spoons
  •  Tap Water
  • 4 Stereomicroscopes (optional for activity 2C)
  • 8 Line Levels (optional for inquiry activity)
  • 8 Sticks, 50” (e.g., broom handle) (optional for inquiry activity)
  • 8 Yardsticks or Meter Sticks (optional for inquiry activity)
  • 8 Graph Paper, Sheets (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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