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This activity can be conducted in the school yard or students can collect their soil samples in their own backyard and do the various activities in the classroom.
This Teaching Model includes a cover page, the teachers page with understandings, generalizations, and other start up items. It is followed by a student activity page and a student worksheet.
The equipment required consists of some magnifers, a pH test kit, a spade to dig up the sample soil and some plastic bags to hold the samples.
John Gardner aka The Environmental Ed Guy
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