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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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POET opens doors to teachers

Jun 16, 2018
Nothing boosts understanding like seeing things for yourself, and that’s what the Feed the World workshop teachers were able to do! Ty Oliver, POET plant engineer, spoke with teachers at the Feed the World workshop, then led a tour through the Fostoria plant. The tour allowed teachers to see the stages of production and understand more about the use of corn and the science behind the process. Teachers appreciated th…

Findlay Feed the World workshop full of learning

Jun 16, 2018
32 teachers gathered in Findlay, Ohio last week for the 2-day Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World workshop. The group included teachers from all over the state, including one who teaches at the Seoul International School in Korea! Presenters Heather Bryan and Jane Hunt led the teachers through lab activities, ensuring they’d feel confident presenting the lessons to their own students.  Other special workshop features included a dinner with far…

Change is good!

Jun 16, 2018
We tweaked the Feed the World two-day workshop, and the changes really pleased the crowd! In the past, attending teachers have been in put in groups, each concentrating on one curriculum topic. Becoming “experts’ on that topic, the group would then present it to the group as a whole.  This year, all participants had the opportunity to go through several activities from each topic area. Samantha Williams of Bethel Tate High …

GlenOak students learn from kit won in giveaway!

Jun 9, 2018
Limited school budgets make it difficult for teachers to provide materials to cover all science topics. Thanks to Ohio Corn & Wheat, GlenOak High School teacher Dori Hess received a free GFP kit to use with her AP biology students. Green fluorescent protein, or GFP, is extremely hydrophobic compared to bacterial proteins. Unique characteristics of GFP enable it to be purified from bacterial cell proteins using HIC columns. When placed …

GFP work: learning new skills, building confidence

May 29, 2018
Feed the World recently provided Bio-Rad GFP kits to ten lucky teachers. Erin Molden is a Biotechnology Instructor at Miami Valley CTC. She shares about how she used the kit with her junior Biotech students: In the fall semester my students spent a quarter learning about microbiology, DNA, and how to combine the two through bacterial transformation. They were successful in transforming bacteria with the pGLO plasmid resulting in glowing …

Studying water quality and creating art

May 15, 2018
Want to include some art in your science lessons? Springfield High School science teacher Terri Stewart used Feed the World lessons on water quality, then worked with art teacher Kathryn Higgins on a cross-curricular project. Stewart’s students did some testing of water samples from C.J. Brown Dam and Reservoir taken near the old International Harvester plant and Buck Creek near Snyder Park. Stewart said, “We talked about the industries …

Students see benefits of biotech

May 9, 2018
What’s not to like about the pGlo activity? Barry Tucker, a Great Oaks Career Campuses science teacher, used this lab with his general Biology classes as well as his CCP Biology classes. Tucker said, “Both sets of classes were quite excited and impressed when they saw the glowing bacteria, especially because they had done it themselves.” Tucker used these activities to fulfill his classroom objectives on the study of biotechnology …

From the ear to ethanol via enzymes

Apr 30, 2018
Want to see how your science students can work with ag-related fermentation and distillation? Jerry Vydra, a biology teacher at Mogadore High School, is a Feed the World workshop alumnus and an Ohio Corn & Wheat grant recipient. Here’s how he used Feed the World lessons and materials in his biology and environmental science classes. In our biology classes we learn how cells convert the energy in food molecules into …

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