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With the Plants and Pollution Laboratory Kit for environmental science, investigate how environmental pollutants affect the vigor and the growth of plants.

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Plants need moisture and other key ingredients to grow vigorously and stay healthy. How do environmental pollutants (such as acid rain, fertilizers, street salt and detergents) affect the vigor and growth of plants? What are pollutants to plants? How concentrated do pollutants have to be to affect plants? Students will experiment with different types of chemicals on radish seeds and discover answers to these questions. Teacher Notes, reproducible student handouts and all necessary chemicals and specialized equipment are provided.

Complete for 30 students working in pairs.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Fertilizer solution, 10%, 200 mL
Soap solution, 10%, 200 mL
Sodium chloride solution, 10%, 200 mL
Vinegar, 200 mL
Culture (Petri) dishes, 90 mm x 15 mm, 80
Filter papers, qualitative, 9 cm, 300
Radish-red seeds, 1 oz

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
MS-LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
MS-ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth 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

Cause and effect
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Stability and change

Performance Expectations

MS-LS2-4. Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
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.
HS-LS2-2. Use mathematical representations to support and revise explanations based on evidence about factors affecting biodiversity and populations in ecosystems of different scales.