Curriculum

Explore, share and download these proven real-world educational tools and resources to help you bring science and agriculture to life in your classroom. Focused and engaging, you’ll find GrowNextGen’s curriculum an enjoyable addition to your lesson plans.

GMO’s Go Global: Should they be labeled?

Should labeling of GMO’s be mandatory? What do you know about genetic modification? Is genetic modification helpful or harmful? This unit will help to develop student thinking about genetic modification and food security issues around the…

Plant Oils Matter: Agricultural Soap

What are the ingredients of products you use everyday like soap? Does it matter where they come from? Soap made from soybeans? Sunflowers? Olives? Plant oils have different “fatty acids” that determine the characteristics of your soap -- is it creamy? bubbly? hard? soft? It is the oil in plants that…

Henry Ford & George Washington Carver Team Up to Make Bio-Based Products

How do scientists and engineers work together to solve problems? Scientists and engineers work together to “industrialize” the use of agriculture products. Oil and protein from plants can be turned into many products. Design some new products using items from around…

Soy McCoy Coloring Book

What is a soybean? What value does it have? For younger students, a coloring book that introduces soybeans: the history and the uses in animal agriculture, bioproducts and the local grocery store. This is perfect for ag days, camps or after school…

Agriculture in Print: Soy Ink

How do we replace non-renewable resources with renewable resources in high use products like inks? Create ink recipes and test the formulas. Ink is basically pigment mixed in a liquid that will not blur when put on paper. Inks made with soybean oil are made from a renewable resource, are much more…

Managing Nutrient Needs in Agriculture

Why do farmers spend time and money to apply chemicals to their fields? In this threaded PBL*, (an effort to integrate agricultural understandings into the normal sequence of an Environmental Science classroom) students will conduct several “close reads” (reading for unde…

Oh Soy Good!

How might soymilk, and other types of milk, help ensure food security? Investigate various milk sources and their composition through core disciplines of Science, Math, Social Studies and Language Arts to discover the availability of milk types within multiple cultures that…

Green at Home: Soy Bioproducts

What does agriculture have to do with cleaning things up? If every U.S. household replaced one 48 oz box of powdered laundry detergent with a bioproduct alternative, we’d save 96,000 barrels of oil per year—enough to heat and cool over 5,000 homes. Clearly,…

Hula Hoop Math: Yield Prediction

Can we predict the yield of a crop and forecast food production? Use hula hoops and math to predict how many bushels of soybeans are growing in a particular field. This fun activity was tested with 500 6th graders from Newark City Schools at the Devine Farms in Hebron…

Animal Agriculture: Engineer an Egg Catcher

How do engineers solve problems in agriculture? It takes 30 million eggs a day to satisfy the US consumer! Ohio is #2 in the nation in egg production and ag engineers have helped to design facilities that keep chickens safe from predators and disease…

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