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Innovating Science™ Small Group Learning: Soil Analysis

Soil composition has been a keystone experiment in earth science classrooms for many years. Our soil analysis kit will teach students the skills needed to properly conduct soil composition tests as well as allow them to collect and evaluate local soil samples.

Manufacturer:  Aldon Corporation IS8702SGL

Catalog No. S40743

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WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Respirable crystalline silica, Phenolphthalein/Methanol/Methyl isobutyl ketone, Bromoform, Chromium/ hexavalent compounds, Lead and lead compounds and Respirable crystalline silica, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and reproductive harm.  For more information go to



  • By bringing in local soil samples the students can build a stronger connection to their own local environment while still building on a knowledge base that can be applied to any other environment.
  • Kit contains enough material for 5 groups
  • Teacher's Manual and Student Study Guide copymasters are included
  • Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
  • Disciplinary Core Ideas: ESS2.A
  • Performance Expectations: MS-ESS2-1
  • Cross Cutting Concepts: Stability and Change
  • Engineering Practices: Developing and Using Models
Note: This learning activity requires a fume hood. (Sold separately.)


Next Gen Aligned
7 to 14
Earth Science
Cardboard Box Kit
4.7 lb.
13 to 20
5 x 1.5 mL Universal Indicator Solution; 28 mL Bromoform; 28 mL Bromobenzene; 5 x 6 mL 0.5M Potassium Chromate; 5 x 6 mL 0.5M Hydrochloric Acid; 5 Soil Sample A, 12g; 5 Soil Sample B, 12g; 5 Soil Sample C, 12g; 5 Soil Sample D, 12g; 5 Magnifying Glass; 5 Forceps; 10 Polarizing Filters; 25 Drying Dishes; 10 Sieve Screen Small; 10 Sieve Screen Large; 1 pkg Glass Slides; 5 Plastic Scoops; 5 Universal Indicator Solution Color Charts; 4 Test Tubes with Caps for Density; Column Tubes
Education Kit
Fume Hood (sold separately)
12 x 12 x 12 in.
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WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Phenolphthalein/ Methanol/ Methyl Isobutyl Ketone, Bromoform, Chromium/ Hexavalent Compounds, Lead and Lead Compounds and Respirable Crystalline Silica, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm.