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Resources and information for the classroom

Mar 16, 2017
Donna Meller teaches many classes at Pettisville High School: Science 8, Environmental Science, Physics, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, and High School Research Class. As a GrowNextGen teacher leader, she was invited at attend Commodity …
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Emulsion activities bring learning together

Mar 16, 2017
After discussing the soybean’s nitrogen-fixing ability and its role in the nitrogen cycle, Amy McCormick of Columbiana High School demonstrated another use for soybeans. She used the Soybeans are Everywhere lessons to incorporate surface tension, s …
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Teacher leader Jason Hardin talks about GrowNextGen and Commodity Classic

Mar 8, 2017
Jason Hardin teaches environmental science at Gahanna Lincoln High School. He’s come to several GNG workshops and is now a teacher leader, In March, he had the opportunity to attend Commodity Classic 2017, America’s largest farmer-led, f …
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What do you get when you combine teachers, students and industry leaders? A brain trust!

Feb 27, 2017
The 2017 Education Leadership Series brought together teachers, students and industry to identify real-world problems in agriculture, such as misinformation about GMOs, and to brainstorm solutions. The PAST Foundation’s Kat Deaner led the group …
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Let’s get this show on the road!

Feb 27, 2017
We gathered a few good people for a recent Leadership Forum teacher training session. These teacher leaders will be engaged in leading workshops and outreach activities to help spread the message of GNG to other teachers and students. Presenter Jane …
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Students study chickens, eggs and more chicks

Feb 24, 2017
Paula Ritter and Jerry Boes Arcadia High School Two of Jerry Boes’s ag ed classes teamed up with Paula Ritter’s Integrated Science II class to study chickens and eggs. While the students were studying eggs, they also had over 50 eggs in two i …
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Baby chicks at Bolton Elementary

Feb 22, 2017
Keisha Pitts-Bullard Bolton Elementary School What an amazing experience this was! Our kindergarten class collaborated with the third grade class at Bolton Elementary School in Cleveland. The students enjoyed watching the process unfold. The third …
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A favorite part of 4th grade

Feb 20, 2017
Alexis Swisher Imagine Groveport Community School I am a 4th grade math and science teacher at Imagine Groveport Community School. Two 4th grade science classes hatched chicks last year. The kids absolutely loved it! We did many experiments and it …
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A chance to try DuckQuest!

Feb 17, 2017
Eileen Elswick 5th grade science teacher Hayes Intermediate, Grove City I’ve used the ChickQuest materials in my 5th grade science class for 2 years. Last year, I was getting ready to order eggs when a friend called to tell me a nesting mallard duck …
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“Chick experts” share knowledge with others

Feb 15, 2017
Susan Haag I just wanted to share a little bit about my experience with ChickQuest. I am a Reading Specialist in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. My third grade students and I participated in ChickQuest. My students had a phenomenal …
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You’re never too old for ChickQuest!

Feb 14, 2017
​Jane Kuhlman Mount Vernon Middle School I teach in a 7th grade science classroom at Mount Vernon Middle School. ChickQuest is a little extra I do with my kids in the spring. Many students will start out telling how they have already watched this in K …
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Inquiry-based learning delights students

Feb 13, 2017
Susan Scott I am a Cleveland Metropolitan School teacher who teaches Reading K-8. This year I participated in Chick Quest with my 3rd graders. We had 9 chicks hatch! My students were ecstatic from the time we set up the incubator until the chicks …