Analysis of Minerals and Soils Kit

AP 10500

Kemtec’s Analysis of Minerals & Soils kit now extends the student’s experience from investigating the physical and chemical properties of trace evidence from a crime scene, to learning to characterize soil texture.


National Standards for Grade Levels 9-14

Ideal for forensic science, agriculture, and environmental science courses. Experiments include: Characterizing Soil Appearance, Acidity of Soil, Soil Comparison by Particle Size Analysis, Forensic Density Distribution of Soil Particles, Chemical Reactions of Substances in Soil, and Analysis of Glass Samples. Includes hands-on soil classification extension activities for determining soil texture by sedimentation and by using the feel method. Includes instructions for differentiated learning. Allow 5 hours of lab time. Required not included: fume hood, UV light, balance, microscope, oven / lamp / or hot plate, glassware, and general lab supplies. Contains lead nitrate.

Kit Contents

  • Instructor's Manual with Reproducible Student Data Sheets
  • Soil Samples A-D
  • Crime Scene Soil Sample
  • Glass Beads
  • Density Gradient Tubes
  • Droppers
  • Microscope Slides
  • Polarizing Film
  • Magnifying Glasses
  • Plastic Forceps
  • Plastic Spoons
  • Aluminum Pans
  • Sieve Sets
  • Universal Indicator
  • Universal Indicator Color Chart
  • Bromoform
  • Bromobenzene
  • Hydrochloric Acid
  • Labels

Shipping Weights and Dimensions

  • Sh. wt. 6lbs, DIM 13” x 12” x 5”

Refill Kit AP 10500R

  • Sh. wt. 5lbs, DIM 13” x 12” x 5”