Nasco Introduction to Soil Classroom Kit

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Grades 5-9. By Linda Roberts.

A comprehensive introduction to soil! Students will gain a thorough understanding of soil formation, soil composition, and soil chemistry, as well as how soil factors into plant growth and ecosystems. They will test the pH and NPK levels of soil samples, differentiate one soil sample from another, and grow plants in various soils to determine which is best for growing plants.


  • Soil test kit with test tabs
  • Five bags (1/2-cup each) of sandy and clay soil
  • Two bags (1/2-cup each) of sandy loam, silt loam, clay loam, and peat soil
  • Three bags (1/2-cup each) of gravel and humus
  • 30 test tubes
  • 40 slides
  • pH paper (0-13 range)
  • Six hand magnifiers
  • 10 disposable containers (approx. 50 ml or 1.75 oz.)
  • 24 plastic pipettes (4.5 ml)
  • Radish seeds
  • Marigold seeds
  • Teacher’s guide with reproducible student pages
  • Tote color may vary, no choice
WARNING: Choking Hazard. Small Parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Item Weight: 16
Brand: Nasco
Collections: STEM
Grade: 5 - 9
School Type: Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Subject Areas: Environmental Science, Life Science
Age: 10 yrs. - 14 yrs.
STEAM: Environmental & Life Sciences
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