Advanced Placement / Environmental Science

Determining Soil Quality

In this lab, students will collect and analyze three soil samples to determine their quality based on macro and microscopic observations, CO2 production, soil pH, and soil salinity.


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01_Determining_Soil_Quality_S.docx 782.46 KB
01_Determining_Soil_Quality_S.pdf 180.10 KB
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Wireless Conductivity Sensor

Wireless Conductivity Sensor

This waterproof sensor connects via Bluetooth® to measure both conductivity (ionic content in solution) and total dissolved solids.

Wireless CO₂ Sensor

Wireless CO₂ Sensor

The Wireless CO₂ Sensor measures carbon dioxide gas levels and wirelessly streams data to your computers, tablets, and smartphones.

pH Sensor

Wireless pH Sensor

Here’s the best tool for measuring pH since litmus paper. The Wireless pH Sensor connects via Bluetooth® to monitor the pH of solutions.

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Advanced Environmental & Earth Sciences

Determining Soil Quality