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NCMS Students on a “ChickQuest”

May 3, 2018
Sixth-grade science teachers Sarah Clouse, Sara Steigerwald, Anne Aston, and student teacher Lauren Fairley attended “ChickQuest” during the NCCS Professional Learning Day on February 16. In the article below, Mrs. Anne Aston shares the lesson with us. …
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“Food Evolution” movie screening addresses food facts

May 2, 2018
GMOs have generated a lot of confusion and fear in the food world. In an effort to help people become more knowledgeable about the food they eat, the Ohio Soybean Council sponsored a showing of the movie Food Evolution . Forbes magazine says, …
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Presenting: soil compaction!

Apr 23, 2018
Parker Hunt and Zach Huff, Battelle interns, were present at the Maker X event at Reynoldsburg eSTEM High School on Saturday. The event highlighted many uses of technology as a way to entertain, educate and approach the future. Thanks to a grant …
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Who’s your daddy? DNA investigations with gel electrophoresis

Apr 18, 2018
Samantha Williams of Bethel Tate High School came up with an attention-grabbing strategy for the use of gel electrophoresis in her science classroom. Students used dyes to solve the problem of whether any of these samples could be the father in a …
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Whole body learning for DNA lesson

Apr 11, 2018
Want to move beyond the sedentary science lesson? Melissa Abrams at Hillsdale High School did just that with her grade 9/10 Biology classes. Using an activity from the Ag Biotech workshop, she got her students out of their seats and into a human DNA …
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STEM learning, peer to peer, with ChickQuest

Apr 9, 2018
David Lockard, an Instructional Coach in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, shared about his students’ experience with the ChickQuest program . This year, the third grade scholars at Daniel E. Morgan School in Cleveland had the wonderful …
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Now that’s TEAMWORK!

Mar 30, 2018
When GNG started to create the Smart Farming curriculum using data to make decisions, our first issue was where to get the data. Farmers are pretty protective of their field data and for good reason—no one wants to be critiqued on their farm’s p …
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Science kits for STEM schools

Mar 29, 2018
What do you think of when you hear the term “STEM”—how about agriculture? In order to introduce this connection, GrowNextGen provided over 50 “Get to Know GrowNextGen” kits to STEM Schools as designated by the Ohio Department of Education. These kits cont …
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Tactile learning about GMOs

Mar 26, 2018
Want to teach your students about agriculture and GMOs? Miami Valley Career Technology Center teacher Amy Group found some great resources at the Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Ag Biotech Academy workshop to share with her Environmental Science …
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Students explore the role of soy in solving world hunger

Mar 19, 2018
Learning means more and lasts longer when it is relevant. Middle school students at Global Impact STEM Academy learned about the problem of world hunger and how soybeans can help. Then they explored aspects of this issue further and created an …
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“GrowNextGen really values teachers”: Commodity Classic 2018

Mar 9, 2018
John Thomas is a biotechnology and environmental science instructor at Tolles Technical Center and Fairbanks Middle/High School. He shares about his visit to Commodity Classic 2018. I really enjoyed my experience at the Commodity Classic. I am …
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Activities makes the lights go on

Mar 9, 2018
How do you teach about DNA in a hands-on way? Tammy Wells’ Cardington High School Honors bioIogy students benefited from her having attended the Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Ag Biotech Academy workshop! “I would not have been able to do this …