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Real-world applications for water quality issues

Nov 8, 2019
Cameron Spencer’s 7th grade science class at West Liberty Salem Middle School completed water quality tests from Feed the World as part of their Water, Air & Space unit. The class discussed the concepts of non-point source pollution, water quality issues, and basic field stream monitoring, as well as algal blooms in Ohio. These topics correlate to state standards in Life Science (Cycles of Matter and Flow of Energy) and …

Water quality in the water cycle

Oct 22, 2019
A lesson on the hydrologic cycle led naturally to water quality for Tracy Van Balen’s 7th grade science students at Sheridan Middle School. She used Feed the World’s Water quality lessons and activities that she’d practiced at the summer workshop. Penny Cox, an educator with Perry County Soil and Water, visited the class, bringing her erosion model and a cross section model showing underground water sources. The students learned about …

Valuable connections and information for teachers

Oct 15, 2019
Teachers at the Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Focus on Water Quality and Soil Science workshop had the opportunity to meet two great professionals: Ohio farmer Gary Wilson and OSU Water Quality Initiative Director Heather Raymond. Wilson, a seventh-generation farmer in Hancock County, greeted the workshop participants, then spent the morning observing the soil activities and sharing his knowledge about agriculture. Raymond spoke to the teachers about her career path and …

Dirty hands, wet feet, and loving it!

Oct 15, 2019
The Focus on Water Quality and Soil Science workshop was a great success, as Feed the World presenters Heather Bryan and Jane Hunt engaged 24 teachers in hands-on, inquiry based activities at Highbanks Metro Park. The activities are part of the Feed the World units on water quality and soil and sustainability. The day began with a brainstorming session on questions that students might have related to soil and water quality. …

“Don’t Get So Close to Me!”

Oct 11, 2019
How does the number of corn plants per acre affect yield? How can one be sure about the validity of assessment? Thanks to last summer’s Tech in Ag workshop, Kelly Mikhail of Worthington Christian High School was able to teach her Molecular and Cellular Biology Honors students how to assess data and determine its reliability. Dr. Alex Lindsey of OSU provided 10 corn stalks from each of the experimental variable seed …

Anthony Wayne FFA does water sampling

Oct 8, 2019
by Anthony Wayne FFA Reporter Maggie Burkett On Wednesday, October 2nd, the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, or AFNR, 1 and 2 classes went and collected water samples. The AW schools are lucky to have Swan Creek run through the property! The AFNR 1 and 2 students have been studying water quality in their classes and went down to Swan Creek to take water samples. They also identified other things they found in the …

Feeding 10 billion people will require genetically modified food

Aug 6, 2019
credit, Deena Shankar, Bloomberg Bloomberg discusses importance of genetically modified food to meet the world’s food needs Like it or not, genetic modification is going to be an important tool to feed the planet’s growing population. If we want to feed 10 billion people by 2050, in a world beset by rising temperatures and scarcer water supplies, we will need to dramatically change the way we produce food. Increased public investment in…

Tech in Ag workshop provides classroom connections

Jul 11, 2019
STEM education is hot, and agriculture includes many connections to STEM lessons, activities, and careers. Participants in the 2019 Tech in Ag workshop, sponsored by EducationProjects.org, the Ohio State University, and USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, learned about those connections. OSU’s Dr. Alex Lindsey shared about Ohio’s agricultural background and current technology. Participants learned about precision ag through a drone presentation by 3D Aerial, an auto-steer tractor demo, …

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