The transition from deep-rooted perennial prairies to annual row crops has profoundly changed our environment. Roots and soils are interdependent: roots extract water and nutrients from the soil while at the same time influencing the hydrology, structure, composition, and biological community of the soil. Through your active participation, we will introduce a set of inquiry-based lessons developed by a collaboration of ecologists, teachers, and naturalists to engage K-12 students in learning about earth and life sciences in the root zone.
Department of Biology
Tallgrass Prairie Center
©2018 Laura Jackson and Laura Walter
Jackson, Laura L. and Walter, Laura, "Where Earth and Life Sciences Intersect: Investigations of the Water-Root-Soil Interface" (2018). Science Education Update Conference Documents. 3.