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Lab-Aids: Soil Organism Study Kit

Lab-Aids SKU: LAB-33

Lab-Aids: Soil Organism Study Kit

Lab-Aids SKU: LAB-33
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Lab-Aids: Soil Organism Study Kit

With simple, reusable apparatus, student easily extract, collect and study the characteristics of small arthropods in soil samples. This Lab-Aid reveals the teeming multitudes of living organisms found in the smallest sample of common, garden-variety soil. 
This kit also serves as a valuable extension to the Biology and Chemistry of Soil Experiment Kit (LAB-32) and the Nematode Study Kit (LAB-34). This is a classroom investigation with open-ended activities. Although soil samples are not provided, all materials needed to collect organisms are included in this Lab-Aid.

Scientific Concepts:
  • Extract organisms from soil samples
  • Identify soil organisms
  • Study characteristics of arthropods
  • Compare different soil samples for organism population density

Content List:
  • 1 Teacher's Guide with MSDS
  • 20 Student Worksheets and Guides
  • 10 Soil Organism Extractors
  • 10 Microscope slides
  • 10 Collecting containers with covers, transparent
  • 5 Dilute alcohol, 30 mL bottles

Classroom Planning:
  • Number of students: 20
  • To complete this kit requires at least part of one ~50-minute class period to collect the soil and, several days later, another ~50-minute class period to examine the organisms.

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