This resource explains why it is so important to monitor soil moisture; from finding where wildfires are possible and where floods might occur, to improving weather forecasts. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Science and Engineering
ESS2: Earth’s Systems
MS-ESS2-4 Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth’s systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity.
HS-ESS2-5 Plan and conduct an investigation of the properties of water and its effects on Earth materials and surface processes.
English Language Arts
Speaking and Listening (K-12)
SL.6-8.2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.