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Smart farming: using data to make decisions

Smart farming: using data to make decisions

What kind of data do farmers use to make decisions? Where does that data come from? Become a “farmer” on a journey from pre-planting to harvest to see what decisions farmers are making every year as they farm (or step into a farmer’s sh…

Plenish® of ways to use oil

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 …

Making biodiesel from soybeans

Making biodiesel from soybeans

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.

High-oleic oil: What’s all the fuss?

High-oleic oil: What’s all the fuss?

How does chemical structure affect chemical performance? Trans fat is out, so back to the drawing board. In this unit, students will explore the chemical behavior of molecules related to the structure by 1) examining how the structure …

AFNR food science

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. …

Beans about water: soybeans and food science

Beans about water: soybeans and food science

What role do soybeans and soy products play in my everyday life? Are soybeans everywhere? Really? Check ingredient labels in a variety of cookies, peanut butter, soups, chips, chocolate candy, microwave popcorn and other processed snacks. Many of the foods we eat …

Soy in food: What is that doing in there?

Soy in food: What is that doing in there?

How does the chemical composition of soybeans impact the characteristics of soy-containing foods? Have you ever looked on a food label and seen soy products on it, even though it wasn’t made from soybeans? This unit explores the various uses of soy in…

Oh soy good!

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 serve …

Can you taste the difference?

Can you taste the difference?

Can you discriminate the difference in taste between two products? When a food company is offering a new product, changing ingredients, or researching potential products, it is important for the company to know what the consumer reaction is likely to …

Biochar

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.