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Ecology comes to life with eco‑columns

Sep 14, 2017
As part of “Diversity of Life” science standards, Ann Rougier’s 10th Grade Biology class at Stivers School for the Arts combined corn and ecology. Her students planted two corn seeds in eco-column terrariums along with three other types of seeds of their choice. As the corn grew, the roots entered the aquarium portion of the eco-column. In some cases, this provided a balance needed for the fish and snails in …

OCW providing partnership support to STEM schools

Sep 11, 2017
The 2017 Report on Ohio STEM Schools highlights Ohio Corn & Wheat’s support for STEM schools across the state. STEM schools seek partnerships with local businesses, colleges, and community groups. Ohio Corn & Wheat was named by schools as a significant partner in their education efforts. OCW-sponsored Feed the World provides teachers with free curriculum and workshops where teachers do hands-on labs, network with colleagues, earn graduate credit/CEUs, and re…

Learning about corn’s vegetative state and predicting yield

Aug 30, 2017
It’s a great time of year to be outside with your students, looking at corn! Adam Staley of Clear Fork High School presented the leaf collar method and yield prediction test to two of his classes, using the school’s Land Lab where the FFA chapter has planted 55 acres of corn. In these lessons, students can experience what agronomists and other ag workers do in their profession. Staley said, “We discussed …

Feed the World summer workshops: teachers share their experiences

Aug 17, 2017
What are our summer workshops all about? What do teachers gain from attending? Hear for yourself from three teachers who came this summer!

Purple Plow: Uncovering STEM Solutions

Aug 15, 2017
Check out this great website on ag challenges! Purple Plow is designed to connect modern ag with the Maker Movement and innovative problem solving. This PDF takes students step-by-step through the challenge design process. You can incorporate this into lessons such as Feeding the world.

Ag + Science = STEM Teacher Presentation at the fair!

Aug 15, 2017
This year’s Henry County fair offered more than just rides, animals, and treats—a special outreach event gave teachers and homeschoolers an opportunity to integrate STEM and the science of agriculture into education. Feed the World alumni educators Brian Badenhop and Donna Meller, along with Education Projects’ Heather Bryan and Jane Hunt, presented to a group of 17 teachers and others. The Ohio Farm Bureau, the event sponsor, started the presentation by…

How can living organisms help to determine water quality?

Aug 3, 2017
Lisa Hawthorn, a 7th grade science teacher at Lakewood Middle School, used Feed the World water quality lessons during a hydrology unit. They began with the biotic sampling lesson to introduce the idea of what lives in a healthy stream. Hawthorn said, “This was a great hands-on way to illustrate this as we could not go to a stream in person. I also color coded the “streams” to give the studen…

POET field trip gives a closer look at ethanol production

Jul 28, 2017
Energy and Ethanol is one of the topics covered in the Feed the World curriculum. In the Findlay workshop, participants made ethanol in a classroom, then visited a much larger-scale production facility. The POET Biorefining plant in Leipsic began operations January 10, 2008. This facility consumes approximately 24 million bushels of locally-grown corn to produce 68 million gallons of ethanol annually. The dried distillers grains (DDGs) resulting from ethanol production are used in the …

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