ERIC Number: EJ545246
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Simple Laboratory Experiment for Illustrating Soil Respiration.
Hattey, J. A.; Johnson, G. V.
Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, v26 n1 p6 Spr 1997
Describes an experiment to illustrate the effect of food source and added nutrients (N) on microbial activity in the soil. Supplies include air-dried soil, dried plant material, sources of carbon and nitrogen, a trap such as KOH, colored water, and a 500-mL Erlenmeyer flask. Includes a diagram of an incubation chamber to demonstrate microbial respiration in the soil. (PVD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
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