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Innovating Science® - Plant Tissue Macronutrients

Plant Tissue Macronutrients


Product # IS9758

Plants need a variety of nutrients and minerals to grow and maintain overall health. The three main nutrients that plants require to survive and thrive are nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (also known as NPK). In this activity, students will extract nutrients from plants of your choice and perform analyses to determine if nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium concentration is abundant, adequate, or deficient. 


Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*

Disciplinary Core Ideas: ESS2.A
Performance Expectations: MS- ESS2-2; HS- ESS2-5
Cross Cutting Concepts: Scale, Proportion and Quantity; Structure and Function
Engineering Practices: Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions; Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

Kit includes:
1 X 500mL Nutrient Extractor Solution
1 X 30mL Nitrogen Reagent #1

1 X 30g Nitrate Reagent #2
1 X 30g Phosphorus Reagent #1
1 X 30mL Phosphorus Reagent #2
1 X 30g Potassium Reagent #1
1 X 120mL Potassium Reagent #2

Pk/100 Filter Paper

4 Collection Bottles

1 Spot Plate

2 Reagent Scoops

1 Stir Stick

5 Pipettes


*"Next Generation Science Standards" is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.




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