|Digital Multi-Day Max/Min/Current Air and Soil Temperatures Protocol|
The purpose of this activity is to record daily measurements of maximum, minimum, and current air and soil temperatures at a common site. One temperature probe is placed inside an instrument shelter while another is installed at a 10 cm depth in the soil. A digital thermometer is used to measure current temperatures as well as daily minimum and maximum temperatures. The daily minimum and maximum temperatures are stored by the instrument for a period of six days and need to be read and recorded within this span of time. Intended outcomes are that students gain insight into the relationships between air and soil temperatures over time and learn to use a digital thermometer. Supporting background materials for both student and teacher are included.
Intended for grade levels:
Type of resource:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
For science/educational use consistent with the methodologies of the GLOBE Program.
DLESE Catalog ID: GLOBE-14
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: UCAR (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research)
The GLOBE Program