Recommended for Middle School through High School.
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.
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.