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Soil Moisture and Soil Temperature

Overview

The lesson entails having students measure, record, chart, and evaluate the soil moisture and temperature of school gardens.

Objectives

Students will:

  1. Measure and evaluate which parts of the garden soil or planter soil are retaining moisture and heat during the day.
  2. Evaluate which plants would be most appropriate for planting based on the soil moisture and temperature level.
  3. Research and engineer the ideal soil for the school garden.

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