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Carolina Investigations® for AP® Environmental Science: Soil Formation and Properties

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Carolina Investigations® for AP® Environmental Science: Soil Formation and Properties is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
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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). The materials in the 8-Station Kit are sufficient for 32 students working in 8 groups of 4. The 1-Station Kit is designed for 1 group of 4 students.

 
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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).

The 8-Station Kit is designed for a class of 32 students working in groups of 4. The 1-Station Kit is designed for 1 group of 4 students. The refill replenishes consumable materials in the 8-Station Kit. Digital teacher's manual, included FREE with kit or refill 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, these products.

 
 
 
 
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of activities This was a great product. I am a first year teacher and have struggled with finding cost effective products to use in my classroom. It was easy to use and I had hands on lessons for at least three 50 minute classes. I also did an inquiry lab because there were so many avenues for students to pursue. They had no problem coming up with problems to explore using the supplies in the kits.
Date published: 2016-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product to introduce students to the importance of soil! This lab set allows for several different lab activities which can be used to facilitate student understanding of the properties of different soils and soil particles. The lab book that comes with it has thorough explanations and thought-provoking questions. Since soil is so under-appreciated and many students have not been exposed to its importance, this kit provides a wonderful introduction into the world of soil science.
Date published: 2015-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from demonstrates mechancial and chemical weathering, as well as various soil properties This kit, in combination with the Soil Properties Kit, would make a very good hands-on introduction to soils for an environmental science class. It might be overkill for an AP class pressed for time, but the two kits together would give students with no background in earth science a very good understanding of some of the major characteristics of soil. It would also be great background for an Envirothon team. The final activity, determining slope, appears on paper to be easy, but I suggest practicing this one with a colleague before taking students out to do it! We did it with a measuring tape, which is much faster and more efficient that pacing off the distance.
Date published: 2013-07-03
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