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Ohio Corn & Wheat grant provides distillation equipment

Apr 9, 2018
Mike Liston, an instructor at Tolles Career and Technical Center, used a $500 grant from Ohio Corn & Wheat to order distillation equipment. He had his career tech lab students work with Cathy Mehl’s chemistry students to do the corn mash and distillation lab. Feed the World alumni educator John Thomas, another Tolles instructor, was also present for most of the lab periods to provide assistance. The students made the corn …

Students gain understanding of the importance of farmers

Apr 2, 2018
Scott Oldfield teaches science at Butler High School. He was part of the Findlay summer Feed the World workshop sponsored by Ohio Corn & Wheat which provided supplies and lessons to connect classroom science with modern agriculture. Oldfield explains how he has used these resources: The implementation of my agriculture unit was much more successful this year thanks to the training and materials from Ohio Corn & Wheat. My students …

Learning about the science of food

Mar 29, 2018
Helping connect the classroom to real-world science is one of Feed the World’s goals. Stacie Taylor of Bethel Tate High School used what she learned at the Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored summer Feed the World workshop with her biology students at Bethel Tate High School to help them understand how this science relates to agriculture. As part of the Heredity standards for high school biology, students learn that genes are …

GMO speed dating—find the perfect match!

Feb 26, 2018
The students in Joyce Pippert’s biology class have been studying about GMOs: what they are, what they’re not, and the benefits that they bring. As closure to the unit, Pippert had them do the GMO speed dating activity from the Feed the World curriculum. Each student received either a donor or a recipient card with information about the organism and how using it to create a GMO could be he…

DNA in a hands-on way

Feb 26, 2018
Help your students really understand the structure of DNA and its component parts! Ann Rougier teaches Biology and AP Anatomy at Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton. Since attending the Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World summer workshop, Rougier has incorporated several of the lessons into her classroom curriculum. As part of her DNA unit, Rougier designed the “Chromosome & DNA Inquiry”. The main object of this inquiry …

Bio-renewable process could help “green” plastic

Feb 23, 2018
When John Wesley Hyatt patented the first industrial plastic in 1869, his intention was to create an alternative to the elephant tusk ivory used to make piano keys. But this early plastic also sparked a revolution in the way people thought about manufacturing – what if we weren’t limited to the materials nature had on offer? Over a century later, plastics are an abundant part of our daily life. But these plas…

Growing the crops and farmers of tomorrow

Feb 22, 2018
Many students show up to school each day wondering what will be on the lunch menu. Freshmen and sophomores in Mr. Todd Tayloe’s Scholarship Biology class at Carroll High School are learning about what might be on the menu decades from now and how they might become the scientists helping solve a potential global crisis. These students are growing corn to see how differences in genetically modified organisms and no…

Fermentation lab set up and design

Feb 15, 2018
Do you know how ethanol is made? Commercial production of fuel ethanol in the United States involves breaking down the starch present in corn into simple sugars (glucose), feeding these sugars to yeast (fermentation), and then recovering the main product (ethanol) and byproducts (animal feed and carbon dioxide). Ethanol is an alcohol produced through the process of yeast fermentation of sugars. The Corn fermentation in a bag lesson gives students …

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