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​​​​​​​Soil Moisture - SMAP Block Pattern

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Protocol

Students will obtain in situ measurements of soil moisture that are consistent with soil moisture measurements from the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite.

Teachers Guide Supporting Protocols

Supporting Protocols

Protocols to help in completion of the main protocol

Teachers Guide Field Guides


Field Guides

Step-by-step instructions for collection data according to the protocols.

Teachers Guide Data Sheets


Data Sheets

Sheets to be filled out during data collection

Teacher Guide Learning Activities


Learning Activities

Activities to help students learn more about the instruments and protocols

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Students are introduced to the basic concepts of how water passes through soil in an activity which illustrates the scientific method. More advanced students investigate the effects of soil characteristics on water infiltration and the chemistry of water that has passed through soil
Beginning students are introduced to the basic concepts of how water passes through soil in an activity which illustrates the scientific method. More advanced students investigate the effects of soil characteristics on water infiltration and the chemistry of water that has passed through soil
Students will understand the geologic phenomena of weathering and erosion. These processes, along with deposition, shape our landforms and contribute to the development of parent material in the soil formation process.
Students explore soil moisture by weighing and drying sponges and then they explore their soil samples in the same way.
An activity which highlights the importance of learning about the soils on Earth. In this activity students explore some of the many uses of soils, learn the five soil-forming factors, and gain a better understanding of how little of Earth's surface is covered in soil.

Teachers Guide Resources


Resources

Additional documents or tools related to the protocol