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Soil Organism Study

kit #33

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 (LAB-AIDS® No. 32) and the Nematode Study (LAB-AIDS® No. 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.


  • 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 $95.55