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ORML7490Soil Laboratory Techniques3+0+0ECTS:7.5
Year / SemesterFall Semester
Level of CourseThird Cycle
Status Elective
DepartmentDEPARTMENT of FOREST ENGINEERING
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of Delivery
Contact Hours14 weeks - 3 hours of lectures per week
LecturerProf. Dr. Ömer KARA
Co-Lecturer
Language of instructionTurkish
Professional practise ( internship ) None
 
The aim of the course:
The purpose of course is to serve as a standard reference in the description of site and soils sampling strategies and assessment techniques and provide detailed method descriptions for the collection and analysis of soil, water, and plant samples in the field or field-office setting.
 
Programme OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
PO - 1 : Knowing safety practices in the laboratory operation.1,3,7,9
PO - 2 : Using laboratory materials and instruments.1,3,7,9
PO - 3 : Preparing soil samples and chemical solutions.1,3,7,9
PO - 4 : Determine basic soil properties.1,3,7,9
PO - 5 : Interpreting soil analysis reports1,3,7,9
CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA :Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), PO : Learning Outcome

 
Contents of the Course
Standard safety practices in the laboratory operation, some of the standard pieces of glassware and equipment that you will use in the laboratory, Use proper weighing techniques, Prepare chemical solution and dilution, the preparation of soil samples for analysis, The standard procedure for basic soil analysis (texture, bulk density, particle density, pH, EC, lime, organic matter), Interpreting soil analysis reports.
 
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1Safety rules in laboratory
 Week 2Common Laboratory Glassware and Apparatus
 Week 3All the chemicals' and wastes' (present in the lab) hazards and warning signs and lables must be known and present.
 Week 4Preparing Chemicals, Solutions and Equipment
 Week 5Principles of gravimetric and titrimetric methods
 Week 6The preparing of soil samples for analysis.
 Week 7Soil texture
 Week 8Bulk density
 Week 9Midterm exam
 Week 10Particle density
 Week 11Soil reaction (pH)
 Week 12Electricil conductivity (EC)
 Week 13Lime
 Week 14Soil organic matter
 
Textbook / Material
1Kacar, Burhan (2012). Bitki, Toprak ve Gübre Analizleri: Temel laboratuvar bilgisi. Nobel yayınları No:378, Ankara
2Kacar, Burhan (2012). Bitki, Toprak ve Gübre Analizleri: Temel laboratuvar bilgisi. Nobel yayınları No:378, Ankara
 
Recommended Reading
1Gülçur, Faik (1974). Toprağın fiziksel ve kimyasal analiz metodları. İstanbul Üniversitesi Orman Fakültesi Yayınları:201, İstanbul.
2Gülçur, Faik (1974). Toprağın fiziksel ve kimyasal analiz metodları. İstanbul Üniversitesi Orman Fakültesi Yayınları:201, İstanbul.
 
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Mid-term exam 9 15.11.2021 1 30
Laboratory exam 12 13.12.2021 1 20
End-of-term exam 14 10.01.2022 1 50
 
Student Work Load and its Distribution
Type of workDuration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term
Yüz yüze eğitim 2 14 28
Sınıf dışı çalışma 1 14 14
Laboratuar çalışması 1 14 14
Arasınav için hazırlık 4 14 56
Arasınav 1 1 1
Uygulama 1 14 14
Klinik Uygulama 0 0 0
Ödev 2 14 28
Proje 0 0 0
Kısa sınav 1 6 6
Dönem sonu sınavı için hazırlık 4 14 56
Dönem sonu sınavı 1 1 1
Diğer 1 0 0 0
Diğer 2 0 0 0
Total work load218