Instructional Video

Soil Sampling: Random Sampling Across a Large Field with Hammer Probe

What defines a random sample? Scholars learn how to collect a random soil sample from a large field. The narrator explains the importance of ensuring the sample is random and shows how to create a random sample before sending it to the lab.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Pair the lesson with the video on sampling a small field; compare and contrast the processes
  • Post the lesson to a class website to make available as a resource when collecting samples
Classroom Considerations
  • Consider monitoring YouTube comments if assigning for independent viewing
Pros
  • Demonstrates the process from start to finish in a real field
  • Offers an option for subtitles to support language barriers
Cons
  • None