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Plenish® of ways to use oil

Can you transform fats in your diet? Current trends in consumer behavior show that people want to eat healthier and are looking for simple ways to transform their diets. High oleic soybean oil features lower saturated fat while maintaining…

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Soybeans As an Energy Feedstock

Nature doesn't waste anything. Why should we? Make biodiesel and create a scale model of an anaerobic digester, while investigating bioenergy and how it is produced.

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Soy Fresh, Soy Clean

How clean is your lab station? About 48 million people (1 in 6 Americans) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year from foodborne diseases, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Preven…

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Photoperiod: The floral initiator

What drives plants to flower and reproduce? In this lesson students will plant and care for soybeans under one of three different photoperiod regimes:

  • First month: 16 hours; Second month: 14 hours; third month: 12 hours (control)
  • 16 hours for all three months (long days)
  • 12 hours for all three months (short days)
  • As the plants grow, students will analyze and maintain records of their plant’s progress.

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    Nitrogen Fixation and Legumes: Say What?

    How do legumes fix nitrogen? If the atmosphere is about 80% Nitrogen (N2), but plants cannot use that form, how do they get nitrogen? In this unit, students plant and care for soybeans under one of five different nitrogen/microbe…

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    AFNR Food Science

    What is food science? We are bombarded by new foods every time we go into a grocery store or watch television. Where are all of these foods coming from? Food science is the answer. This AFNR unit introduces several aspects…

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    AFNR Plant Systems

    How do we develop and manage plant systems? This unit helps meet the requirements of the plant systems curriculum standards of AFNR.

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    AFNR Biotechnology

    What are the current issues in biotechnology? There is a lot of resistance to genetic modification and the use of genetically modified crops. What is the science? This unit helps to provide some background in cell function and DNA properties, hel…

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    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…

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    Moving Genes

    How do we solve the problems created by 9 billion people? How will we feed 9 billion on about the same amount of land? An introduction to genetic engineering through hands-on activities that illustrate concepts, which scaffold student understanding for lab activities to follow, especially focused on the use of bacteria…

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    Are you Sterile?

    How do sterilization techniques affect our ability to preserve and culture organisms? In vitro collecting (IVC) is the process of starting plant tissue cultures with minimal disturbance to the plants when viable seeds are not available. Become the field researcher and learn how to collect…

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    Biochar

    How can a waste stream become part of a cyclical system? Make biochar, a soil amendment, by making and using a model top light updraft (TLUD) pyrolysis kiln or oven.

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    Here Fishy Fishy

    How does soymeal feed compare to fishmeal feed when raising Tilapia in an aquaculture system? Take on multiple roles within an aquaculture farm including set-up and maintenance of tanks, test water quality, investigate possible feed sources and monitor fish health and growth.

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    Maintaining Our Yield

    How do biotic and abiotic factors affect populations? Create experiments to test how abiotic factors impact soybean germination, go into the field and laboratory to determine the impact of aphid populations on soybeans, and experiment with aphid resistant…

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    Soybeans As a Chemical Feedstock

    Can agriculture provide greener, more sustainable products? Soybeans contain several components which innovators and entrepreneurs find valuable when creating greener products. What are the chemical building blocks in a soybean?

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    Plant Inhibition

    Why do some plants grow and some do not? Participate in a simulation that shows how various factors influence plant growth and what role probability plays. Powerpoint with instructions and information included.

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    Soybeans: From Ballast to Biotech

    What is the future of biotechnology? Create models to understand DNA and the gene transfer process used in biotechnology. Explore questions: Are there harmful side effects of biotechnology? Can biotech solve world hunger? Should GMO foods…

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    Growing More Food

    How will we feed 9 billion people? Grow soybeans using Round-Up Ready seeds to illustrate how biotechnology can be used as a tool to increase production. Introduce students to different options for growing soybeans, investigate no-till…

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    Are You Gonna Eat That?

    What is your protein IQ? Create a cookbook to learn Standard Operating Procedures for food safety and environmental monitoring. Test for proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids and compare plant and animal protein.

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    Soy Beautiful

    What STEM equipment is used to make soy-based beauty products? Students act as lab technicians working for a cosmetic company and learn the names, functions and units of common lab and measuring equipment by generating soy-based beauty products. Students will learn…

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