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Soil Organism Study

kit #33

Students use simple, reusable apparatus to extract and collect organisms from soil samples. Plant health, soil fertility and soil development depend on these organisms in many ways. Soils contain organisms that perform activities such as decomposing organic matter, transforming nitrogen, building soil tilth, and producing antibiotics.
This kit serves as a valuable companion to Lab-Aids kits 32 - Biology and Chemistry of Soil and 34 - Nematode Study.
Soil samples or magnifying devices are not provided.


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

Content List in Soil Organism Study is as follows:

Quantity Description
1 Teachers 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
Number of students
Number of groups
Maximum 10 groups per period

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.

Title Item # Price Quantity
Soil Organism Study 33 $98.40