Week 4 FAQ
Yes, there will be a different field work activity assigned each week. Check the weekly course instructions to find out more.
To add any missing files, go through submission process again and upload any that weren’t included the first time.
Take 10 steps, measure the total distance traveled, the divide that distance by 10. This will give you the average distance traveled with one step.
Keep this number in your field book to use when estimating other distances through pacing.
It’s recommended that you go for a walk and try to find a location where somebody or something has already cut into the ground so you can see the layers. Possible locations to keep an eye out for are trails, construction sites, or stream banks.
Remove an big organic pieces such as sticks, twigs, or leaves. It should be the dirt below the organic layer that you use for assessing a soil sample.
The contour lines on the map will show the vertical distance from one line to the next. To determine slope angle, add up the number of contour lines crossed to get the vertical distance, then measure the horizontal distance on the map with a ruler and check it against the scale on the map. Once you have these two values, use the Rise and Run formula to determine the slope angle.