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Rhizosphere tangents
October 29, 2010, 4:20 pm
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No matter how educated I become, I seem to still be left in the dirt….squandering about with no hope of escape.  In  a way it makes sense, for this is where some of the most interesting things happen.  There are a wide variety of organisms that occupy the subterranean landscape, and for all there laborious efforts, they go unnoticed by most of us.

Children can learn about the world under them, in addition to around them, by being able to examine directly at the plant rhizosphere. Plant root systems create there own soil communities.  The dynamic of nature of world which exist just below our feet. This is why one possible invention which would help foster curiosity in  children could integrate a Rhizotron.  This tool which allows scientists to measure below ground dynamics of plants could provide a window to the ecological basement of many habitats, increasing the public understanding of the extent of the interconnectedness of natural systems.

 

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