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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 …

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 …

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