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Biology and Chemistry of Soil—Student Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: FB1095 

Price: $141.21

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Biology and Chemistry of Soil Laboratory Kit for environmental science provides a platform to conduct a thorough evaluation of the soil in your area. The soil is a wonderful place to explore the living world.

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The soil under our feet is a wonderful place to explore the living world. Using ordinary soil samples and easy-to-follow techniques, students are able to conduct a thorough evaluation of the soil in your area. Students will identify the types of microorganisms in their soil and perform pH, nitrate, and phosphates tests. Conclusions will then be made concerning the soil's ability to support growth. Detailed teacher's guide and student worksheets are included. Complete for 30 students working in pairs.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Phenolic rose bengal solution, 100 mL
Vinegar, white, 400 mL
Bottles, Jars, polypropylene, 120 mL, 15
Comparison chart, nitrate color, 15
Comparison chart, phosphate color, 15
Comparison chart, wide range pH, 15
Microscope slide, 15
Pipet, Beral-type, thin stem, 15
Teaspoons, plastic, 25
Testab® nitrate widerange tablets, 15
TesTab® phosphate tablets, 15
TesTab® wide range pH, 15

Water sample tubes with caps, 30

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
MS-LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
HS-ESS2.A: Earth’s Materials and Systems
HS-ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems
HS-LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
HS-LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

Crosscutting Concepts

Energy and matter
Stability and change

Performance Expectations

HS-ESS2-2. Analyze geoscience data to make the claim that one change to Earth’s surface can create feedbacks that cause changes to other Earth systems.
MS-ESS3-3. Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
MS-LS2-1. Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.
MS-LS1-4. Use argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively