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Technology aids in feeding the world

Feb 14, 2018
Technology is an important part of modern agriculture, helping to increase yield and detect potential problem areas. Your students can learn more about the challenges of feeding a growing population in the lesson Feeding the World. This article explains one aspect of technology in farming: Farm Fresh: How Can Satellites Improve Crops? by Brian Hefty of AgPhD from Vital by POET magazine, Winter 2018 Recently, an ag tech company called Farmers …

Nutrient testing for a science fair project

Feb 2, 2018
Courtney Bockbrader teaches at Anthony Wayne High School. She attended an Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored summer workshop and received curriculum and lab supplies for her classroom. One of her students used a Feed the World lab for his science fair project. “My name is Patrick Miller and I am a sophomore enrolled in an AFNR 2 class. I did the ethanol nutrient testing lab as an agriscience fair experiment and it …

Science Symposium provides outreach opportunities

Feb 1, 2018
Feed the World’s free resources are so helpful to teachers that we want everyone to know about them! So we didn’t miss the chance to participate in the Science Education Council of Ohio’s 2018 Science Symposium. Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World’s booth in the exhibit hall allowed them to connect with teachers attending the symposium. Knowledgeable FTW alumni educators shared about how they use the curriculum in their classrooms …

Alumni educators gather in Columbus

Jan 31, 2018
Did you know that the Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World program has a group of alumni educators who are eager ambassadors for the FTW program? This group gathered recently to network and collaborate, sharing information about how they are using FTW resources in their classrooms. Donna Meller of Pettisville High School provided information about science competition opportunities beyond the district level. Anton Kilburn, Rachel Sanders, and Jennifer Foudray …

Students figuring out about fermentation

Jan 18, 2018
At Bethel-Tate High School, Samantha Williams’ honors biology students performed the fermentation in a bag lab. Each student group created their own experiment plan to test their chosen variables. Students then added various enzymes, yeast, various feedstock/corn stock, and warm water to snack size baggies. Then they measured the height of each bag to see how much they inflated. Students also used a breathalyzer to determine alcohol content, which …

The flow of knowledge in the study of water

Dec 22, 2017
Kelly Staley, 7th grade science teacher at Clear Fork Middle School, shares how she’s using what she learned at the summer 2-day Feed the World workshop sponsored by Ohio Corn & Wheat: My students begin this unit by studying the properties of water. They perform tests examining cohesion, adhesion, specific heat, and the pH of different sources of water. The students enjoyed the opportunity to choose from four different labs, …

Cellular respiration and fermentation

Dec 20, 2017
After covering photosynthesis, Rebecca Scott of Field High School took her students through cellular respiration, including the corn fermentation in a bag activity. The activities and supplies were provided from Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World workshop. Scott said, “First and foremost, the breathalyzer sure captured their interest! I would like to think that we had accurate results; one of our readings was .9!” Since the bags weren’t inflating quickly, …

Fermentation leads to lots of gas

Dec 13, 2017
Recently the 10th grade biology students at Fort Jennings High School worked on the Corn Fermentation in a Bag lab experiment. Teacher Jeff Jostpille, a Feed the World alumni educator, first reviewed cellular respiration and organic molecules. Next, he talked about commercial ethanol production, reminding students about the two local ethanol facilities. He explains the fermentation activity: “Students could choose from a variety of feedstocks, including sugar, honey, blue agave, …

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