Soil Sampling: Probe Versus Shovel

You won't find any holes here. An earth scientist demonstrates the process of collecting a soil sample in a quick video presentation. She uses two different tools and discusses the benefits of each.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Pair with other videos from the series to create a more complete lesson on the steps of soil sampling
  • Have learners create a pros and cons log for using a probe or a shovel for sampling
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects a basic understanding of the purpose of soil testing
  • Demonstrates the actual process of soil collection
  • Provides links to additional videos on the same concept
  • None