Listening - Using sensors and data loggers for agriculture

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How do plant growers and scientists monitor the environment? What do they measure and why?

Lesson idea. Delta-T, a Cambridgeshire company supplying plant and environment monitoring equipment, including data loggers, to plant growers and researchersm introduces the several ways to measure the amount of soil moisture and explains how important this is to save water.

Teaching approach. This resource was made for general public interest but may find use as enrichment material for science, technology and geography. (edit)

Resource details
Title Listening to scientists - Using sensors and data loggers for agriculture
Topic [[Topics/Science|Science]]
Teaching approach

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Learning Objectives

Developing an awareness of how instrumentation is used in agricultural research.

Format / structure

Audio podcast (mp3) - 13 minutes


[[Resources/Secondary|Secondary]],  [[Resources/Science|Science]],  [[Resources/Cross-curricular|Cross-curricular]]

Age of students / grade

[[Resources/14+ years|14+ years]],  [[Resources/Secondary|Secondary]]

Useful information

Edited from The Science Show on Cambridge 105 FM

Files and resources to view and download

Questions and prompts are available here here