SciGirls Connect: Breaking Point

Scientists work closely with engineers to create tools for collecting data.

A penetrometer measure the strength of different materials, such as soil or leaves. It can help determine whether the soil in an area is strong enough to support a road. Biologists measure leaf toughness to study the feeding preferences of insects and bugs.

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Biology, Botany
K-6, Middle School, Educator
4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
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