We are happy to present educational resources that use data from the
Life Under Your Feet wireless sensor network. Our resources will give
you and your students access to high-quality environmental data collected
within the past few years. Students can learn about the Earth system
using exactly the same data that professional scientists are now using.
We currently have one lesson plan available, along with a set of resources
for learning about soil ecology and macroscopes. All our materials are available as
PDFs and Word documents, and are free to download and modify. We encourage you to
tailor the materials for your students and share with your colleagues. Let us know
what you do, and we'd be glad to help - E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lesson Plan: Field Research on Box Turtles
In this lesson plan, students use data from a study of Eastern Box Turtles to see
how local environments change. They learn about the local environments of the turtle
nesting and overwintering sites, about what data can be collected to understand these
sites, and how the data tells us something about the turtles' relationship to their
Click the "About Soil Ecology" link below to learn more about the science of soil ecology.
Click on the video to learn more about macroscopes, which are also called "wireless sensor
networks." For a more technical introduction to wireless sensor networks, see