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Ground Temperature

Figure from experiment P3 from Earth Science with Vernier

Introduction

Throughout the daylight hours the sun heats up the air and the soil. Project 1 in this manual investigates the changes in air temperature during this process. It also investigates the changes in temperature during the nighttime hours. In this experiment you will perform a similar investigation, however you will investigate the changes in soil temperatures, at different depths in the ground.

Objectives

In this experiment, you will

  • Use Temperature Probes to collect and analyze ground temperature measurements for 23 hours.
  • Collect temperature measurements at different depths in the ground, 1 cm below the surface and 10 cm below the surface.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Additional Requirements

You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?

Standards Correlations

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Experiment P3 from Earth Science with Vernier Lab Book

<em>Earth Science with Vernier</em> book cover

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