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High hopes for short corn

Jan 6, 2021
High Hopes for Short Corn: Short-stature hybrids aim to fit fields of the future by Pamela Smith, Iowa Corn DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) — Picket fence stands of hybrid corn towering skyward could take on a different look in coming years. Suddenly, short is where it’s at, at least for Bayer Crop Science. Hybrids that are about a third to half in height …

Fermentation factories and concept maps

Dec 3, 2020
When distanced, try a demonstration! Eaton High School biology teacher Amy Kochensparger used this method to teach the corn fermentation in a bag lesson to her students. “Remote learning and social distancing made student interaction with this lab a challenge,” she said. “I did a live demo of the fermentation factory lab , and students made …

Online learning with Feed the World at Bexley High School

Nov 25, 2020
“Learning about all the resources available on the Feed the World website has helped out greatly with teaching students remotely,” said Jennifer Messerly, a biology and AP environmental science at Bexley High School. Messerly attended the virtual Feed the World workshop this summer and has incorporated several of the activities in her teaching …

Assessing water quality in virtual collaboration

Nov 25, 2020
Teaching remotely makes things challenging, especially science activities, but Jennifer Messerly of Bexley High School came up with creative ways to meet objectives in her AP environmental science class. Students were in class for a soil testing activity, so they brought in soil from home and performed several chemical and physical tests. “My …

Feeding the World lesson fits well with virtual learning

Nov 23, 2020
Interested in a population growth lesson that’s easy to implement for online learning? See teacher Erika Meeks explain in this video how she’s using the Population Rates lesson from the Feeding the World curriculum . Meeks teaches Environmental Science, Geology, and Physical Science at Niles McKinley High School. She learned about the Feed the …

Corn: It’s Amaizeing!

Nov 23, 2020
Mary Beth Rieth of Mount Notre Dame High School shares about what she gained from participating in the summer Feed the World workshop. I used the Feed the World Explore an Ear of Corn and Corn Dissection lab activities and modifications of those activities in my three Environmental Science classes for juniors and seniors to create a two-block lab …

Tech helps farmers with water quality efforts

Nov 20, 2020
Water quality is getting a lot of attention in Ohio, due to algal blooms in Lake Erie. The governor has created the H2Ohio initiative, a comprehensive, data-driven water quality plan to reduce harmful algal blooms, improve wastewater infrastructure, and prevent lead contamination. Farmers now have a new tool to help them with best practices in …

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