These self-guided digital resources allow students to work independently. Pre- and post-tests can be used to check knowledge gains.
How have we developed the crops we eat today? What did these plants look like in the wild? Students will learn about the various techniques and technologies that plant breeders have used to create the plants we harvest to feed people and livestock.
How do domesticated and zoo animals gain the nutrients they need? This course describes the nutrients necessary for good health in animals: livestock, zoo animals and pets. The goal is to create or produce the most efficient feed in terms of cost and nutrients to benefit the animals and the farmer.
How can a shell protect a developing chick in an egg? This course describes the structure of a chicken’s egg and how it functions to protect the chick until it hatches.
How long does it take a chicken egg to hatch? What is happening within the egg? This course describes the stages of chick development from embryo to hatchling.
How do we convert biomass into energy? All forms of energy come from the sun. Biomass is plant material that contains that same stored chemical energy. We currently rely heavily on fossil fuels, formed from living things that died and were converted into coal, natural gas or oil over millions of years. Bio-renewable energy comes from renewable sources and provides alternatives to fossil fuels. This course describes various methods that are being used to convert agricultural biomass into usable energy.
Did you know that most fruits and vegetables in the produce aisle are not genetically modified? Take this course to find out which crops are and which three governmental agencies are responsible for regulating the industry. Definitions of various types of genetic modification are also included.
What factors are used to judge water quality? What human activities might lead to cultural eutrophication and harmful algal blooms? Students will learn about the process and effects of cultural eutrophication and describe ways to reduce risk.
What do you know about soybeans? This course provides an overview of soybeans. Students learn about the parts of the soybean plant and the many uses of soybeans. Information is also provided about the process of growing and exporting soybeans.
How can soy protein be used to address global hunger? As the world population continues to grow, world hunger must be addressed. This course helps students to identify rapid population growth areas, global hunger areas and hunger health risks. They will compare national protein consumption using nutritional information and learn how the protein content in soybeans is important in the fight against world hunger.
How do today’s farmers continue to increase productivity? Farmers are continually implementing management practices in order to increase food production in a sustainable manner. Learn how these good stewardship practices have resulted in reduced soil erosion and lower amounts of pesticides, water and energy used while increasing yield.
How important is global trade to farmers? Global demand for food is rising due to various factors. Discover how Ohio plays a role in global trade of agricultural commodities and the factors that affect it.
How does food science play a role in food production? People with careers in food science and technology work to provide nutritious food for an ever-growing population. Students will identify parts of the nutrition label and the nutritional content and health benefits of food products. They will also learn about different college and career opportunities in the Food Science and Technology industry.