Teachers all over the state and beyond are using Feed the World lessons with their students! See how other teachers are implementing this curriculum in their classrooms, learn about emerging agricultural topics and resources, and get the latest updates on our workshops and satellite activities.

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Challenges in feeding the world

Nov 5, 2021
“I want the students to see that even though we do not have a huge issue in our neighborhood, we do have an issue worldwide,” teacher Jay Swiecki at New Miami High School. To help them learn, he used lessons from the Feeding the World unit— Demographic transition , Population age and structures , and Farming for the future . Swiecki created two …

The water cycle and water quality

Oct 20, 2021
Sarah Kipker’s 7th grade science class at Jackson Center School started with spheres of the Earth and finished with a focus on water quality. After introducing the different spheres and how they interact, Kipker and her students discussed how water molecules travel through the water cycle. The students made a poster modeling their travels, …

Checking Licking River quality

Oct 5, 2021
Practice tests ensure more accurate results later. Jeffrey Baker’s environmental science class at Alpha School sharpened their skills with water and soil tests. “The water quality tests were done on water samples from the Licking River in preparation for an upcoming field trip with Perry Soil and Water,” Baker said. “We did pH and other chemical …

Feed the World lessons for rural educators

Sep 23, 2021
Twenty educators from rural Ohio districts had the opportunity to learn some new lessons as part of the Ohio Rural Educators Program (OREP). This project is funded by a three-year, $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to support the agriculture workforce development pipeline. Teachers gathered at the Ohio State University’s …

What is soil made of?

Sep 22, 2021
Recently Feed the World alumni educator Jeff Jostpille’s 8th grade science class at Fort Jennings High School learned the basics of soil: the components that form it and the weathering process that affects it. They also learned about soil texture and particle size. In the lab, each pair of students were assigned soil from around the local area to …

Checking water quality in the Little Miami

Sep 21, 2021
Water quality is important to all of us, and hands-on testing is an engaging way to emphasize that. Over 60 students in Amy Aspenwall’s AP Environmental science class at Loveland High School recently completed the macroinvertebrate study for water quality. They surveyed the Little Miami river near Maineville, Ohio. They also performed turbidity, …

Investigating water quality

Sep 17, 2021
What’s an estuary? A place where two chemically-distinct bodies of water meet and mix. Teachers visited a Lake Erie estuary in the Investigating water quality workshop, presented by Ohio Soybean Council and Ohio Corn & Wheat. Water quality is a hot topic in Ohio right now, and this workshop gave teachers the opportunity to learn about …

Educating others about improving water quality

Sep 17, 2021
Water quality in Ohio is the focus of the H2Ohio initiative, a comprehensive, data-driven water quality plan to reduce harmful algal blooms, improve wastewater infrastructure, and prevent lead contamination. Industry experts Breann Hohman and Beth Toot-Levy spoke to the Investigating water quality workshop participants about their work to improve …

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