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800.334.5551

Inquiries in Science: Saving Soils Kit

$260.40
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Description

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