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GMO speed dating—find the perfect match!

Feb 26, 2018
The students in Joyce Pippert’s biology class have been studying about GMOs: what they are, what they’re not, and the benefits that they bring. As closure to the unit, Pippert had them do the GMO speed dating activity from the Feed the World curriculum. Each student received either a donor or a recipient card with information about the organism and how using it to create a GMO could be helpful. Students had to pair up with what they considered the best “mate,” similar to a dating game. The students enjoye…

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DNA in a hands-on way

Feb 26, 2018
Help your students really understand the structure of DNA and its component parts! Ann Rougier teaches Biology and AP Anatomy …

Bio-renewable process could help “green” plastic

Feb 23, 2018
When John Wesley Hyatt patented the first industrial plastic in 1869, his intention was to create an alternative to the elephant …

Growing the crops and farmers of tomorrow

Feb 22, 2018
Many students show up to school each day wondering what will be on the lunch menu. Freshmen and sophomores in …

Fermentation lab set up and design

Feb 15, 2018
Do you know how ethanol is made? Commercial production of fuel ethanol in the United States involves breaking down the …

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June 13, 2018

Feed the World summer workshop

Glenwood Middle School (Findlay, OH)
How is science contributing to the future of global food and energy security?  Learn how advancing technologies help us produce more with less. You’ll also take part in inquiry-based, hands-on science labs with an engineering design edge covering these topics: Biotechnology Soil science Water quality Energy production Sustainable agricultural practices   These lessons address Ohio Science Standards in Middle School and High School. Take home free supplies for your classroom.  Meet …

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Did you know?

Ethanol helps to produce cleaner air

Ethanol use is estimated to have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 110 metric tons—equal to removing 20 million vehicles off the road—in 2016.

Edge-of-field testing is vital for environmental stewardship

More than $1 million is being invested by Ohio’s agricultural organizations to conduct on-farm, edge-of-field testing in order to determine exactly how nutrients are making it into Ohio’s waterways.

Ethanol is energy positive

Ethanol produces three times more energy than it takes to produce it while consuming less water than other fuels.

Farmers are taking action to keep nutrients in the fields

Farmers are creating customized nutrient management plans utilizing the best farming practices to keep nutrients out of waterways and in their fields.