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Meudon forest © Shirley Burchill

 

The Activities

Activity A:: Studying soil and taking a depth sample with an auger.

Activity C: Identifying leaf litter and collecting a sample

Activity D: Collecting different leaves and fruits

Activity E: Investigating a freshwater pond

 

FIELD WORK

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Visit to a Deciduous Forest

Activity B: Taking temperature, light and humidity readings at eight different positions in the forest

Your team will be given a thermometer. You may be given one of the light meters or a hygrometer.

Chose a starting point in the forest. Using a compass, move north of this starting point about 10 metres (one metre is roughly equal to two large strides). When you reach the the North position take the air temperature one metre above the soil. If you have the appropriate instrument, also take a light reading or a humidity reading.

Move back to the starting point and repeat the instructions for S, W, E, NW, NE, SW and SE positions.

Record your results in the appropriate cell :

 

Compass
Points

Temperature
1m above the soil
(°C)

Light Reading
(arbitrary units)

Humidity
(%)

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