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Teachers all over the state and beyond are using Feed the World lessons with their students! See how other teachers are implementing this curriculum in their classrooms, learn about emerging agricultural topics and resources, and get the latest updates on our workshops and satellite activities.

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Planning ahead pays off with corn lesson

Dec 10, 2018
Kendra Carnegie of Loudonville High School provided the students in her Animal and Plant Science class with a new and different look at corn. Thanks to careful planning, Carnegie planted corn and used those plants to determine the vegetative state in a lab from Feed the World’s Growing Ohio curriculum. Carnegie said none of the students had ever done a project like this before. “They enjoyed getting to look at …

Learning outside of school

Nov 30, 2018
Noah Neiderhouse found that his students’ interest levels rose when they got outside the classroom. He used the “Growing Ohio” Yield Prediction Test with his Agriculture Business Management students at Oak Harbor/Penta Career Center. Neiderhouse said, “My students love this activity because they get to use real-world applications outside the school walls! We discuss average corn yields in our area of Ottawa County, so when they estimate corn yields …

Comparing aerobic and anaerobic respiration with yeast

Nov 26, 2018
Bexley High School science teacher Janet Mulder attended Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World’s summer two-day workshop. See how she used the Energy and ethanol lessons with her students: In my Honors Biology class, we spend a chapter on how organisms obtain energy, through cellular respiration and photosynthesis. This connects with State Standard/Learning Objective B.C.2: Cellular processes: Identify the cellular sites of and follow through the major …

Reaching out with Soil on Your Fingertips!

Nov 21, 2018
Feed the World alumni educators Donna Meller of Pettisville High School and Jeff Jostpille of Fort Jennings High School presented at the recent BGSU NWO Symposium. The workshop begin with the Slake test, demonstrating the action of soil integrity and structure against the infiltration of water. Next, they moved on to nutrient holding capacity and testing, and addressed the nutrient content of each soil type and how that relates to …

Getting your hands dirty

Nov 6, 2018
Adam Downs teaches at Oak Harbor High School in a satellite program of Penta Career Center. His freshman ag education class performed these Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World soil texture activities recently in class. Downs said, “The students really liked the project of texturing the the soil. They liked that they could get their hands dirty. Some even went home and tested the soil around their house to …

Expanding ethanol knowledge in the lab

Oct 29, 2018
Pat Corelli of Butler High School helped his chemistry students understand more about ethanol by producing their own, using the Energy and ethanol lessons from the Feed the World website. Corelli attended the Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored two-day workshop and gained valuable information to share with his students. The students were curious about and interested in ethanol before they even went into the lab, Corelli said. “I explained the process …

Out of the classroom and into the water

Oct 25, 2018
Kendra Carnegie attended the Feed the World two-day summer workshop, taking home supplies and lessons for her students at Loudonville High School. This fall, she taught water testing. The lessons Chemical tests to determine water quality and Biotic water sampling were used to fulfill content in the Agricultural and Environmental Systems Career Tech Field, Animal and Plant Science course for 9th and 10th grade students. As part of this course, …

Learning about corn as an energy source

Oct 25, 2018
Scott Hoover brought corn into his chemistry class at Butler High School! After attending the Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World workshop last summer, Hoover did several of the Energy and Ethanol lessons with his science students. Hoover said the students enjoyed both activities. He performed the corn mash and distillation as a demo and students conducted the corn fermentation in groups of two. Hoover said, “They enjoyed seeing …

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