What's Living In The Dirt?
- Extract Organisms From Soil Samples
- Identify Soil Organisms
- Time Required: Parts Of 2 50 Minute Class Period
Students discover the teeming multitudes of living organisms that can be found in a teaspoonful of common dirt. Focusing on arthropods, they collect organisms from a soil sample, identify them, then compare different soil samples for organism population density. An exciting, open-ended activity.
Teachers Guide with MSDS
Student Worksheets and Guides
Soil Organism Extractors
Collecting containers with covers, transparent
Dilute alcohol, 30 mL bottles
Materials Needed But Not Supplied: Soil Samples, Microscopes or Magnifiers