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Student bonding over DNA

May 15, 2019
In Advanced Biology, students are required to know what DNA is and how it works with replication, transcription and translation. What better way to demonstrate these steps and to solidify learning than to act out the processes as a group, using your …
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Making science happen despite challenges!

May 15, 2019
Sometimes teachers face difficulties doing science labs in the classroom. It takes a special educator to persevere through challenges to help their students complete the labs and have the experience. Robin Wright, a teacher from North Point High …
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Soybeans, Spanish, and Global Ag

May 14, 2019
Reynoldsburg teacher Dr. Patricia Hanna did an externship last summer at The Ohio State University’s Waterman Agriculture and Natural Resources Laboratory. The Bioeconomía y Soja (Bioeconomics & Soy) unit introduces advanced-level Spanish st …
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Design Challenge Showcase: students’ ideas on food security

May 12, 2019
How can food security be improved so that more people have access to fresh, nutritious food? Ohio students from 25 schools presented their ideas to an audience of leaders in agriculture and STEM education at Battelle, including representatives of …
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How Design Challenges Empower Students to Solve Problems and Contextualize Learning

Apr 19, 2019
Teaching students how to solve real-world problems, and giving them experience solving real-world problems, is critical to their development as future problem solvers – and that’s why, three years ago, the Ohio Stem Learning Network (OSLN) started hos …
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GrowNextGen goes to St. Louis for NSTA

Apr 19, 2019
The 2019 National Science Teachers’ Association conference was held in St. Louis this year. During the two day conference, the GNG team presented these great workshops: Engineering solutions with designing, coding, robotics, and agriculture Hello, …
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Summit students tackle food security

Apr 17, 2019
Food security—it’s a BIG issue! The Ohio STEM Learning Network’s 2019 Design Challenge is to work as a team to imagine, design and prototype a solution to increase food security in your life, community, or world. Students across Ohio are considering dif …
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Dayton STEM Design Challenge

Apr 17, 2019
GrowNextGen visited the Dayton Regional STEM School to see the students’ projects for the Ohio STEM Learning Network’s 2019 Design Challenge . This year’s challenge is to work as a team to imagine, design and prototype a solution to increase food s …
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A new approach to engineering labs

Apr 11, 2019
Christopher Klemm’s Principles of Engineering students at Northland High School enjoyed GrowNextGen’s Biodiesel lab “Making biodiesel from soybeans”. After attending the Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored summer workshop, Klemm decided to introduce the …
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Drone demos at Talawanda High School

Apr 3, 2019
GrowNextGen ambassadors Kayla Erickson and Mitchell Gehret recently visited Talawanda High School, located in Oxford, Ohio, about 5 minutes from Miami University. Throughout the day Erickson and Gehret talked to the sophomores, juniors, and seniors …
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Learning about food industry news

Mar 29, 2019
CIFT recently sponsored the annual Food Industry Summit, a gathering for food manufacturers, auxiliary service providers, and other interested people. Global Impact STEM Academy instructors Jennifer Foudray and Rachel Sanders, GrowNextGen teacher …
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Ohio Food Industry Summit 2019

Mar 25, 2019
GNG partner CIFT , the Center for Innovative Food Technology, is sponsoring the 2019 Ohio Food Industry Summit in Columbus this month. Food manufacturers and auxiliary service providers will meet to discover new techniques, learn about industry …