Virginia high school student soil sampling tests for contaminants

By on March 11, 2014
Soil profile (Credit: NRCS)

Soil profile (Credit: NRCS)

A few Virginia High School students got first-hand experience in soil sampling after a local environmental company donated equipment for their class, according to the Daily Press. The sampling was part of a lesson on groundwater.

Pollard Environmental lent drilling equipment to pull out soil cores for evaluation. The Hampton High School kids also got to use a photo-ionization detector to test for vapors and contaminants.

Teachers at the school say there’s no better teacher than hands-on experience. And the activities may spark a scientific interest in students.

Image: Soil profile (Credit: NRCS)

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