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ethanol workshop is HOT!

Dec 14, 2018
Starting with corn flour, teachers from around the state created ethanol at the one-day Feed the World Focus on Energy and Ethanol workshop. 24 teachers, representing a variety of schools, had hands-on experience in each part of the Feed the World ethanol curriculum. Corn fermentation in a bag is one of the most popular Feed the World lessons. Using the Engineering Design process, participants investigate various feedstocks to determination fermentation rates …

Fall workshop focuses on soil and water

Nov 2, 2018
Over 20 teachers from around Ohio gathered at Highbanks Metro Park for an all-day workshop focused on soil and sustainability and water quality. These topics are part of the Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World curriculum. Tadd Nicholson, Executive Director of Ohio Corn & Wheat, greeted the teachers and explained the check-off funding that provides money for education and research. He emphasized the importance of students knowing about the many …

Studying macro invertebrates in ponds and streams to check water quality

Oct 30, 2018
Kyle Campbell teaches science at Westerville North High School. After attending the summer two-day Experiencing Tech in Ag workshop, he used these Water quality lessons with his students. He shares about their findings: My Ecology and Zoology students used d-nets and kick seines to collect macro invertebrates on two separate days at our pond land lab facility. In the thirty minute collecting time each day, the average group score was 16, …

Design Challenge kick-off provides plenty of helpful resources

Oct 25, 2018
Food security—what is it, and how do we work towards it? It’s the topic of this year’s Ohio STEM Learning Network Design Challenge, and teachers learned more at a recent workshop at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center sponsored by OSLN, Battelle, Ohio Corn & Wheat, Ohio Soybean Farmers and EducationProjects.org. Food security, as defined by the United Nations’ Committee on World Food Security, is the c…

STEM learning at Henry County fair

Aug 14, 2018
Rides, food, exhibits—and STEM education?!? Yes, teachers got it all at Feed the World alumni Donna Meller’s “Ag + Science = STEM” presentation at the Henry County Fair! Sponsored by the Henry County Farm Bureau, Ohio Corn & Wheat, and the Ohio Soybean Council, Meller provided hands-on lessons for teachers from kindergarten through sixth grade. These lessons are tied to Ohio Science Standards and are designed to help children understand more ab…

Bexley teacher shares about Feed the World workshop

Jun 20, 2018
Janet Mulder teaches 9-10th grade physical science & biology at Bexley High School. She attended the Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World workshop for the first time this summer and shares about her experience: I was really happy I was able to be a part of the Feed the World workshop! It was a great two days, and I am excited to implement some of the labs in …

Welcome to the farm!

Jun 16, 2018
A highlight of the workshop each year is the industry dinner, which connects teachers with farmers, Ohio Corn & Wheat board members, and agriculture business people. This year’s dinner was hosted by Gary and Nancy George, who farm in Findlay.  Sharing a meal together provided an opportunity for conversation about the challenges farmers face today, as well as allowing teachers to ask questions about sustainability, developments in agriculture, and eff…

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