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Leafpacks and water quality—a highlight of her teaching career

Nov 27, 2017
Wendy Baker teaches a water quality unit to her 4th graders at Grover Hill Elementary each year, including Ohio Corn & Wheat sponsored-Feed The World water quality lessons in that unit. To begin, Patrick Troyer from the Paulding County Soil and Water Conservation District came to Baker’s class to talk about macroinvertebrates. She said, “We walk to the stream where he uses swoop nets to bring some out for the …

Alumni educators present water quality and corn fermentation activities

Nov 20, 2017
At Bowling Green State University’s Northwest Ohio STEM Symposium, Feed the World alumni educators shared their knowledge with other teachers. The first session on water quality, presented by Feed the World alumni educator Jeff Jostpille (Ft. Jennings High School) and Heather Bryan, had eleven participants who were very enthusiastic about the simulated stream. Bryan said, “They got interested in macroinvertebrate testing that they didn’t even remember to do the chemical …

Cleveland SCIENCE rocks!

Nov 13, 2017
Algae beads can reveal levels of CO2 to visually illustrate gas exchange. At the Cleveland Regional Council of Science Teachers fall conference, Feed the World alumni educator and BioRad teacher fellow Jeremy Grove demonstrated this process. In a workshop sponsored by Ohio Corn & Wheat, Grove led participants through BioRad’s Algae Beads lab on Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration. This lab uses algae beads to measure rates of photosynthesis and cellular r…

Hear about the benefits of one-day Feed the World workshops!

Nov 9, 2017
Donna Parrish teaches science at Oberlin High School. She attended the two-day Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World workshop last summer and came back for the one-day soil and water workshop this fall. Here’s what she had to say about her experiences: “I loved the idea that the fall workshop was really focused on one topic—well, two topics—Soil and water! I also knew the workshop would be super useful …

Stream studies the dry way at National FFA

Oct 27, 2017
The National FFA convention offers lots of opportunities for learning in the teacher workshop strand. This year, Courtney Bockbrader, Whitney Short, and Meredith Wolfe led a session on bringing hands-on, science-based labs to life in a variety of classes. Approximately 30 people attended the session. Presenters covered water quality and led the group through several activities including a stream simulation with biotic sampling and water quality testing of temperature, pH, dissolved …

Monitoring water quality close by

Oct 25, 2017
Natural water sources’ health can be affected by many things. Killbuck Creek runs along the River View High School school property, so the environmental science class has been able to monitor a range of chemical and biological indicators of water quality. Students learned about water quality, macroinvertebrates, and methods for testing water quality through the Feed The World curriculum. Instructor Allyssa McMullen attended the Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored FTW workshop …

How will your soil sample settle?

Oct 23, 2017
Farmers need to know if their soil will hold onto nutrients or wash away easily. Valerie Karhoff, Agricultural Education and FFA Advisor at Lakota High School, presented the Feed the World soil texture lessons so her students would become familiar with the three major textures and understand the various sizes of sand, silt, and clay particles. These sediments are weathered from surface rocks or eroded by water or wind and …

Making the most of fall weather!

Oct 19, 2017
Nineteen educators recently gathered at Highbanks Metro Park in Delaware for a unique one-day Feed the World workshop. Sponsored by Ohio Corn & Wheat, the event focused on water quality and soil and sustainability. This one-day workshop allowed all present to dig deep into the soil and water lessons, with each individual doing every part of the activities in a park shelter house near a fireplace. (Some would have preferred …

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