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Measuring mass with classroom-created biodiesel

Apr 11, 2022
Tami Golliday of Bexley High School attended last summer’s Science of Food and Fuel workshop, sponsored by USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, in Springfield, Ohio. She used the Make biodiesel from soybeans lesson with her AP Chemistry …
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Let’s make an egg catcher!

Apr 11, 2022
Engineer an egg catcher is an ever-popular GrowNextGen lesson. Included in the ChickQuest program, students use the engineering design process and create a prototype egg catcher. Ashley Garlick is a former Ohio Soybean Council ambassador. Now she is …
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Pettisville teacher outreach

Apr 6, 2022
A recent outreach organized by GrowNextGen industry leader Whitney Short , a CTE Education Program Specialist for the Ohio Department of Education, brought hands-on science lessons to local teachers. The audience was primarily agriculture teachers, …
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Bee-coming a data scientist

Apr 4, 2022
31 participants recently tackled a problem-based learning situation at NSTA Houston. A local beekeeper wants help understanding why he is dealing with colony collapse. What is causing these losses? Presenters Educationprojects.org lead educator Jane …
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New uses: Soy-biobased paint protects Alaskan water supplies and salmon

Apr 1, 2022
Soybean check-off dollars fund education, such as GrowNextGen, as well as research. Airable Lab is creating innovative and sustainable solutions in research and product development through bio-based chemistry. Use our bioproducts e-learning course …
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Commodity Classic 2022: Abby Campbell

Apr 1, 2022
Fort Frye High School agriscience teacher, FFA Advisor, and GrowNextGen teacher leader Abby Campbell attended Commodity Classic 2022 in New Orleans. Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational …
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Akron welcomes ChickQuest learners!

Mar 31, 2022
48 Ohio educators gathered in Akron last weekend for an all-day training in STEM activities and more. These dedicated teachers were willing—even enthusiastic—about giving up part of their weekend to be able to attend ChickQuest. …
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Soy science projects win!

Mar 30, 2022
Did you know? Thanks to the Ohio Soybean Council Foundation (OSCF), the Ohio Academy of Science (OAS) Science Fair offers the Ohio Soybean Bioscience Award for the best projects using soybeans in the areas of agriculture biosciences, bioresources, …
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“Score with STEM” outreach event

Mar 30, 2022
The GrowNextGen ambassadors were in action at the recent “Score with STEM” event held at Cleveland’s Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Ambassadors presented Engineering an Egg Catcher and Making Soy Lip balm . Ambassadors Mekenzie Jolliff, Ellie Gehret, …
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ChickQuest is amazing!

Mar 30, 2022
ChickQuest is a wonderful way to engage your elementary students with hands-on STEM lessons. Though nothing can compare with hatching chicks, these classroom activities really help students learn in a fun way! Here are some photos from the …
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National Ag Day at Global Impact STEM Academy

Mar 28, 2022
Global Impact STEM Academy recently celebrated National Ag Day. The morning program was focused on showcasing the school’s mastery learning philosophy and celebrating the abundance provided by American agriculture. High school students in ag courses …
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Learning about water pollutants

Mar 28, 2022
Ashlyn Pierson is an Assistant Professor of STEM Education at The Ohio State University. She is working with an ESL teacher at Northland High School, using the Create an Algae Bloom lesson that is part of H2Know . “We chose this lesson because this …