Roland-Story biology students were able to use LabQuests, sensors and probes to perform an evaluation of soils under the turf on the high school football field in one of their recent labs.

Working in team settings, the students selected various points on the athletic field to learn about the lab equipment while measuring soil moisture levels and monitor the soil temperature.

According the biology instructor Brad Taylor, the reason for the lab “was to enable the students to learn how to use this equipment and the sensors/probes that go along with it and then to analyze the data obtained to make field treatment recommendations.”