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Snowed In? A Closer Look at Soil Activity in the Wintertime


This article is from Issue Investi-gator (Northern Research Station) - Vol. 1 No. 1.

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Scientists believe that Earth’s climate is getting warmer. If the climate continues to get warmer, then there could be more cycles of freezing and thawing. The scientists wondered what would happen to the microbes in the soil if there were more cycles of freezing and thawing.

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"Science Topics" covered in this article:
  • Earth Science
  • Life Science
  • People and Science

"Environmental Topics" covered in this article:
  • Forest and Grassland Use (Educators)
  • Natural Processes (Students)

Regions covered in this article:
  • Northern
  • Rocky Mountain

Specific "Thinking About Science" Themes:
  • Characteristics of Scientists
  • Scientific Topics

Specific "Thinking About the Environment" Themes:
  • Habitat
  • Soil

Forest Service Stations covered in this article:
  • Northern Research Station

NSE Standards covered in this article:
  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry (A)
  • Understandings about scientific inquiry (A)