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Burning and learning: December Focus on energy and ethanol workshop

Dec 12, 2017
The power of corn was clearly demonstrated in Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World’s recent workshop on energy and ethanol. 33 teachers from around the state attended this event at Global Impact STEM Academy in Springfield. The teachers, representing a variety of subject areas including chemistry, physics, biology, and environmental science, worked through several hands-on energy and ethanol labs. Led by FTW educators Heather Bryan and Jane Hunt, with assistance …

Clean water, clean environment

Dec 7, 2017
The water cycle and erosion are part of Ohio’s fourth grade science standards. Julia Moncrief’s students at Meigs Intermediate School in southeastern Ohio did chemical water tests for dissolved oxygen, pH, nitrate, and phosphates of the water in the local stream behind the school. She expanded the activity to the garden club to include students from other classrooms. These students live in an area where there has been a history …

What are those critters in the water?

Nov 30, 2017
Did you know that water quality can be assessed by the number and type of organisms in the water? The Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World workshops include great hands-on lessons and also provide teachers with the supplies needed to share the lessons with students. Kecia Slob-Stewart of River Valley High School attended the summer workshop and took advantage of the great fall weather to do the lessons with …

Leafpacks and water quality—a highlight of her teaching career

Nov 27, 2017
Wendy Baker teaches a water quality unit to her 4th graders at Grover Hill Elementary each year, including Ohio Corn & Wheat sponsored-Feed The World water quality lessons in that unit. To begin, Patrick Troyer from the Paulding County Soil and Water Conservation District came to Baker’s class to talk about macroinvertebrates. She said, “We walk to the stream where he uses swoop nets to bring some out for the …

Alumni educators present water quality and corn fermentation activities

Nov 20, 2017
At Bowling Green State University’s Northwest Ohio STEM Symposium, Feed the World alumni educators shared their knowledge with other teachers. The first session on water quality, presented by Feed the World alumni educator Jeff Jostpille (Ft. Jennings High School) and Heather Bryan, had eleven participants who were very enthusiastic about the simulated stream. Bryan said, “They got interested in macroinvertebrate testing that they didn’t even remember to do the chemical …

Cleveland SCIENCE rocks!

Nov 13, 2017
Algae beads can reveal levels of CO2 to visually illustrate gas exchange. At the Cleveland Regional Council of Science Teachers fall conference, Feed the World alumni educator and BioRad teacher fellow Jeremy Grove demonstrated this process. In a workshop sponsored by Ohio Corn & Wheat, Grove led participants through BioRad’s Algae Beads lab on Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration. This lab uses algae beads to measure rates of photosynthesis and cellular r…

Hear about the benefits of one-day Feed the World workshops!

Nov 9, 2017
Donna Parrish teaches science at Oberlin High School. She attended the two-day Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World workshop last summer and came back for the one-day soil and water workshop this fall. Here’s what she had to say about her experiences: “I loved the idea that the fall workshop was really focused on one topic—well, two topics—Soil and water! I also knew the workshop would be super useful …

Stream studies the dry way at National FFA

Oct 27, 2017
The National FFA convention offers lots of opportunities for learning in the teacher workshop strand. This year, Courtney Bockbrader, Whitney Short, and Meredith Wolfe led a session on bringing hands-on, science-based labs to life in a variety of classes. Approximately 30 people attended the session. Presenters covered water quality and led the group through several activities including a stream simulation with biotic sampling and water quality testing of temperature, pH, dissolved …

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