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SECO workshops share GNG activities

Jan 29, 2019
Teachers attending the Science Council of Ohio’s Science Symposium had the opportunity to attend presentations of several GrowNextGen activities. Dublin Jerome High School teacher and GNG teacher leader Chuck Crawford​ presented Engineering S …
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Our team is always learning!

Jan 29, 2019
GrowNextGen teacher leaders gathered recently for a professional development event. The Ohio Soybean Council sponsors GrowNextGen, and certain teachers are selected to act as ambassadors for the GrowNextGen program, helping to spread the word about …
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Eaton Energy Night engages community

Jan 23, 2019
The Eaton High School Science Club and teacher Amy Kochensparger recently presented the second S.T.E.M. Energy Night, held in the school cafeteria during home basketball games. Approximately 150-200 people attended the game and explored energy …
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Electrophoresis used in crime scene scenario

Jan 9, 2019
Dr. Chad Solomon explains how he tweaked the electrophoresis lesson to fit his particular classroom situation: I conducted the DNA electrophoreziz lab in the first week of December. I used the procedure precisely as we learned it this past summer at …
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Comparing nozzle spray rates for smart farming

Jan 7, 2019
How do different nozzles affect application rates on crops? Dan Schmiesing of Upper Valley Career Center used the activity Managing nutrient and pesticide needs in agriculture with juniors in his Ag Power and Technology Class to show them! …
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Soy science prize winner doing inquiry-based research

Dec 27, 2018
Soy science is worth pursuing! Thanks to the Ohio Soybean Council Foundation, the Ohio Academy of Science’s Science Fair offers the Ohio Soybean Bioscience Award for the best projects at the district and state level using soybeans in the areas of …
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Getting to know the versatility of soybeans

Dec 17, 2018
By attending the Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Ag Biotech Academy workshop, Jamie Brown was able to share information about agriculture, soybeans, and careers with 6th grade students at Miami East Junior High. Brown’s students completed the Global …
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Outreach event at the PAST Foundation

Dec 12, 2018
GrowNextGen educator Jane Hunt recently introduced the GrowNextGen website and resources to New Albany teachers. The group made soybean necklaces and discussed the possibilities for inquiry and self-directed learning involved in that activity . The …
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Bringing the farm to the classroom

Nov 14, 2018
Bonnie Agriesti of J C Sommer Elementary grew up on a family farm in York Center, Ohio. “Getting to experience life in the country and all the unique things it offers was something that kids in my classroom needed to know more about,” she said. …
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Layers of “soil” make learning tasty

Oct 31, 2018
Mary Wolf’s third grade class at General Rosecrans Elementary has been very busy learning about soil and soybeans. After a presentation on soil horizons, the students made their own with pudding, cookie crumbs, and gummy worms. Wolf said, “My …
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Design Challenge kick-off shares a plethora of information

Oct 25, 2018
Food security—what is it, and how do we work towards it? It’s the topic of this year’s Ohio STEM Learning Network Design Challenge, and teachers learned more at a recent workshop at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center sponsored by OSLN, Batte …
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What are YOU putting in the water?

Oct 20, 2018
Water quality and algal blooms are a hot topic lately, and Findlay High School teacher Joyce Pippert’s Life in the Sea class recently took a look at the nitrogen cycle and how fertilizer can end up in water. These lessons came from the Exploring …