Educational resource Using sensor engineering to get to the root of food production

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Using sensor engineering to get to the root of food production

Associated division
Soil System Sciences (SSS)

Language
English

Age groups
11-15
16-18
18+

Material needed
Download the article and activity sheet from Futurum Careers: https://futurumcareers.com/sensor-engineering-gets-to-the-root-of-problems-with-food-production

Type of activities
Classroom
Home


Description

What do plant roots do when under stress? How do they find water in times of drought? How do they find nutrients if the soil is poor quality. Get your students thinking about questions like these and more with this soil science article and activity sheet. Included is a summary of a current research project and an interview with Dr Chang-Soo Kim. The activity sheet includes ‘talking points’ to enable students to reflect on the research plus activities relating to engineering and humidity.