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Product 14360

By: David Brock, Kate Brockmeyer, Kalyani Ravi and Leah Miller, Roland Park Country School, Baltimore, MD

In the Exploring the World of Soil Protozoa Laboratory Kit for biology and life science, gain valuable insight on protozoans-the "lions and tigers" of the soil.

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One of the last frontiers in science today is the very dirt beneath our feet! The organisms that inhabit the soil are responsible for all of the ecological cycles that make life possible for plants and animals. In this kit, students will gain valuable insight on protozoans-the “lions and tigers” of the soil-as they explore soil samples and actually quantify the number of these organisms. An excellent way for students to extract and explore the exciting world of soil protozoa.Comes complete with all the materials needed for 30 students working in pairs.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking

Disciplinary Core Ideas

HS-LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
HS-LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

Crosscutting Concepts

Scale, proportion, and quantity
Cause and effect

Performance Expectations

HS-LS2-4. Use mathematical representations to support claims for the cycling of matter and flow of energy among organisms in an ecosystem.
HS-LS2-1. Use mathematical and/or computational representations to support explanations of factors that affect carrying capacity of ecosystems at different scales.