Proven STEM curriculum that connects Ohio science standards with engaging lab activities. Explore these hands-on, inquiry-based science lessons and make agriculture relevant in your classroom.
What is the science behind biotechnology and genetic modification?
Energy and ethanol
What is ethanol? How much corn is dedicated to ethanol production? Why should corn be used to produce ethanol?
Feeding the world
How can we feed 9 billion people? What are the limits to food production?
Why is corn a valuable crop? How does corn grow, pollinate, and produce kernels? What farming techniques are important to increase corn yield?
Soil and sustainability
How is farming a system? What are the inputs (fertilizer, pesticide, seed) and outputs (crop yield, emissions, runoff)? What impact does soil as a storage have on the consequences of these inputs and outputs?
How does the production of corn affect water quality? How is water quality tested?