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Taking it to a New Level
Soil Temperature Software

In Tacoma, Washington students are taking a computer out to the test garden. Using a program called Logger Lite, they're measuring and recording soil temperatures. To get a complete picture of the day's conditions they also go on line to their local weather channel and find the current air temperatures. They plan to record temperatures until the tulips bloom.

Once they've gathered enough data they plan to chart the temperature records with both line and bar graphs.

Temperature testing
Photo: Jeanne Schneider-Powers