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Flooding in Findlay Can’t Stop Feed the World

Jul 25, 2017
Despite unusual flood conditions in the town of Findlay, 30 teachers gathered for the second OCW-sponsored Feed the World workshop. The group included teachers from a variety of high school science disciplines, all engaged in exploring the topics of GMOs/Biotechnology, Energy and Ethanol, Water Quality, Soil and Sustainability and the challenges of Feeding the World. After day one of the workshop at the University of Findlay, presenter Heather Bryan switched …

Springfield Feed the World workshop a great success!

Jul 5, 2017
The OCW-sponsored Feed the World Springfield workshop attracted 31 teachers from all over Ohio representing agriscience, biology, chemistry, environmental science and general science. Participants worked through labs from ohiocorneducation.org on topics related to GMOs/Biotechnology, Energy and Ethanol, Water Quality,Soil and Sustainability, and the challenges of Feeding the World. They dissected corn plants and learned about the growing cycles and the economics of corn production. Dr. Tracy Kitchel, Chair …

How will you use what you learned in the workshop?

Jul 5, 2017
“If we can grow some corn in the classroom and then dissect it, that would be awesome. Most of this stuff is hands-on, and my kids especially thrive on those activities. “ Jeff Baker teaches middle school science, physical science, and biology in ALPHA, a result oriented program to rehabilitate students in Perry County who are involved with the Juvenile Court. He found the activities at the workshop a great fit for …

Who’s that in YOUR lab group?!?

Jul 3, 2017
A special guest attended Day 1 of the Springfield Feed the World workshop: Dr. Tracy Kitchel. Dr. Kitchel is Professor and Chair of the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) at The Ohio State University. He participated in hands-on lab activities and also attended the industry dinner that evening. Kitchel said he came hoping to see teachers engage with agriculture in new ways. Although he’d expected to see ma…

What’s in your soil and stream?

Jun 6, 2017
Want curriculum that makes science come alive for your class? Feed the World lessons provided Sabrina Stalder, Agricultural Education Instructor and FFA Advisor at Athens High School with good activities and extension to reinforce science concepts. In her Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources class, Stalder used the Soil Texture labtivity and Soil texture lessons to introduce a soil science unit.  In the Soil Texture labtivity, the students gathered soil samples f…

Science club shares stream studies and more with community

Jun 6, 2017
An important part of learning is being able to share information with others. Donna Kill of Cardington-Lincoln Local Schools received a Feed the World mini-grant that provided an environmental science outreach to the community. With the grant money, Kill purchased stream ecology kits, magnifying lenses, and macro-invertebrate cards. The Junior High Science Club used these materials to conduct stream studies in Morrow County. During the Cardington-Lincoln Pirate Spectacular, a family …

The school year is ending in flames!!

May 22, 2017
Kathy Daniels, science teacher at Mississinewa High School, received a grant to purchase distillation equipment for her classroom. She said, “I want to say a huge ‘thank you!’ for the grant to purchase the distillation equipment to make corn ethanol. My students just completed the final steps of lab today, burning their ethanol. They wrote about making biodiesel and making ethanol as their final assignment of the year.” Daniels …

I know! It’s a soil triangle!

May 16, 2017
Mike Liston of Tolles Career and Technical Center left last summer’s Feed the World workshop armed with useful knowledge and lots of great activities to use with his science students! Liston used the Soil and Sustainability activities with his Environmental Management and Environmental Science students. After discussing soil texture and particle size, students determined soil type using the soil triangle. Liston said, “I had students practice with the soil tria…

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