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Getting ready for the AP Environmental Science exam

Feb 5, 2019
Erica Perkins’ students in AP Environmental Science at Linden McKinley STEM Academy spent time learning about soil, its properties, and how this affects the environment around it. The AP test involves an Earth Systems and Resources section, requiring students to understand soil and soil dynamics through knowledge of the rock cycle, formation, composition, physical and chemical properties, erosion and other soil problems, and soil conservation. Perkins introduced her students to …

Sharing about soil quality at SECO

Jan 29, 2019
Feed the World leaders Heather Bryan and Jane Hunt presented the workshop Phenomenal Soils at SECO this year. How do soil structure impact texture, nutrients, and biotic growth? This workshop showed teachers how to explore the phenomenon, recreate what is happening and use Claims Evidence Reasoning to defend their answer. This lesson, based on the Feed the World Soil and sustainability curriculum, incorporated NGSS standards with a 3 dimensional lesson design. …

Alumni educators are always learning!

Jan 29, 2019
Feed the World alumni educators gathered recently for a professional development event. Ohio Corn & Wheat sponsors Feed the World, and certain teachers are selected to act as ambassadors for the Feed the World program, helping to spread the word about this educational initiative. The time included a CRISPR presentation, a practice Squabble session, a Breakout Box puzzle, and dinner and fellowship. Ann Brokaw of Rocky River High School shared …

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…

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