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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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Meet a new Feed the World Alumni educator: Matt McCormick

Dec 17, 2018
Matt McCormick has been teaching for 18 years, and he currently teaches 9th grade Physical Science and 11-12th Astronomy/Geology at Lorain JVS. He learned about Feed the World through the agricultural education instructor at his school. McCormick said his favorite parts of the workshop were “meeting other teachers who want to connect agriculture with their classrooms and being introduced to the great lab activities that I can use in …

Learning from the ground up

Dec 17, 2018
Jamie Brown took her 6th graders at Miami East Junior High through an extensive exploration of soil and its impact on agriculture, using a variety of lessons from the Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World workshop. Brown’s class looked at soil stability and how it affects plant growth. They performed a soil slake test with three different types of soil: potting soil, garden soil, and dirt. Students first made …

Meet a new Feed the World Alumni educator: Kristyn Keriazes

Dec 14, 2018
Kristyn Keriazes teaches at Global Impact STEM Academy Middle School. She’s taught for 13 years, and heard about Feed the World from a colleague who suggested that she might enjoy one of the workshops. She’s used these FTW lessons with her students: Corn Field Math, Lawn Chemicals, Soil Texture Labtivity, Population Rates, Punnett Squares, Corn Fermentation in a Bag, and though I haven’t used this one yet, I am particularly excited to …

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 …

Planning ahead pays off with corn lesson

Dec 10, 2018
Kendra Carnegie of Loudonville High School provided the students in her Animal and Plant Science class with a new and different look at corn. Thanks to careful planning, Carnegie planted corn and used those plants to determine the vegetative state in a lab from Feed the World’s Growing Ohio curriculum. Carnegie said none of the students had ever done a project like this before. “They enjoyed getting to look at …

Learning outside of school

Nov 30, 2018
Noah Neiderhouse found that his students’ interest levels rose when they got outside the classroom. He used the “Growing Ohio” Yield Prediction Test with his Agriculture Business Management students at Oak Harbor/Penta Career Center. Neiderhouse said, “My students love this activity because they get to use real-world applications outside the school walls! We discuss average corn yields in our area of Ottawa County, so when they estimate corn yields …

Comparing aerobic and anaerobic respiration with yeast

Nov 26, 2018
Bexley High School science teacher Janet Mulder attended Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World’s summer two-day workshop. See how she used the Energy and ethanol lessons with her students: In my Honors Biology class, we spend a chapter on how organisms obtain energy, through cellular respiration and photosynthesis. This connects with State Standard/Learning Objective B.C.2: Cellular processes: Identify the cellular sites of and follow through the major …

Reaching out with Soil on Your Fingertips!

Nov 21, 2018
Feed the World alumni educators Donna Meller of Pettisville High School and Jeff Jostpille of Fort Jennings High School presented at the recent BGSU NWO Symposium. The workshop begin with the Slake test, demonstrating the action of soil integrity and structure against the infiltration of water. Next, they moved on to nutrient holding capacity and testing, and addressed the nutrient content of each soil type and how that relates to …

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