Nitty Gritty Soil Science Testing Kit

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The Nitty Gritty Soil Science kit is a great introduction to the basic concepts of soil science. Instructions for cool science experiments, Just for Fun activities, and games are included. Investigate healthy plant requirements for proper soil texture, ideal levels of soil pH, and nutrients. Learn to properly care for plants and perform pH, nitrate, phosphate and potassium soil tests using non-hazardous TesTab methods. Reagents for ten tests for each test factor are included. Make friends with earthworms and discover the importance of composting! Recommended for green- and dirty-thumbs.

What’s In This Kit:

  • 2 Flower Pots
  • 20 Floc-Ex Extraction TesTabs®
  • 10 pH TesTabs®
  • 10 Nitrate Wide Range TesTabs®
  • 10 Phosphorus TesTabs®
  • 10 Potassium TesTabs®
  • 4 Test Tubes with Caps
  • 1 Protective Sleeve
  • 1 Pipet
  • 1 Nitty Gritty Handbook

Other Stuff You Will Need (not included):
In order to insure the freshest potting soil and the most vigorous and productive seeds, they are not included in this kit but can be easily purchased at most grocery or discount stores.

  • Seeds (The easiest seeds to grow are bush beans, tomatoes, sunflowers and zinnias.)
  • Potting soil (the kid without plant food in it)
  • Plant Food (from the grocery store)
  • Distilled water (1 gallon)
  • Plastic spoon (teaspoon)
  • Empty, clean, plastic jug with a cap
  • Small paper or plastic cups (about 6)
  • Set of measuring spoons
  • Paper towels
  • Timer, clock or watch
  • Pencil
  • Old newspaper
  • Masking Tape
  • Crayons, markers or colored pencils

Ages 8 and up. Designed for groups of 4-6 participants.

Eye protection is recommended.

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