Soil testing at Central High School

The Central High School Special Education 9th and 10th grade science class reached out to the NOFA/Mass  Food Access Team to assist in preparation of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) exams.

Mr. James Wilkins, the Department Chair, in collaboration with Sis. Anna Muhammad, Food Access Director, created a year long session that features garden techniques, soil health, cooking, nutrition and food preservation.

The microBIOMETER® test is at the core of these soil health sessions with the students practicing taking soil samples and using the test. Below is feedback from two of the students:

“I really like the tools and using the microBIOMETER® App on my phone. It was so quick and learning to handle soil and the fact that it has the same minerals that I have was really fun to learn. I look forward to taking more soil samples.” – Anthony, 9th grade

” I thought it would be hard to use, but it was really easy and I liked the app on the phone. ” – Xavier, 10th grade

Please click here to view more uses of microBIOMETER® in the classroom!