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Fish feeding engineering fun

Oct 31, 2019
Students in the PAST Foundation’s Innovators Club tackled an engineering problem: design a more efficient fish feeder! This activity is part of the 4-H Aquaculture Challenge . To improve the efficiency of hand feeding fish and to optimize the …
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SOY much fun down on the farm!

Oct 28, 2019
100 first graders from Reynoldsburg City Schools spent the day at Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory recently. While there, the students: made soy ink did a taste test comparing almond milk, soy milk , and cow milk made a cow …
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A visit from an agronomist

Oct 8, 2019
Kristyn Keriazes’ students at Global Impact STEM Academy welcomed Jonah Johnson to their middle school science class. As a kick off to a unit on “Why are Careers in Agriculture Important?”, Johnson came to talk about his career as an agronomist with Sun …
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Seeing the value of biodiesel

Oct 2, 2019
Bioenergy is a kind of renewable energy made available by converting one form of chemical energy, from a biological source, to a more usable energy. Typical biomass includes agricultural wastes, municipal sewage and solid waste, industrial and …
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A lively trip through the nitrogen cycle

Sep 30, 2019
Where do YOU go for great lesson plans? Jason Board, a teacher at the STEAMM Academy @ Hartford, part of the Ohio STEM Learning Network, attended the Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Tech in Ag workshop this summer. That’s where he experienced this …
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Active learning at Farm Science Review

Sep 21, 2019
Graham Middle Schools’ 8th graders participated in a scavenger hunt that took them through Farm Science Review on a mission! They were tasked with finding out about careers related to agriculture, so they visited an equipment dealer to see the …
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Food science workshop enhances classroom learning

Sep 19, 2019
Janel Gerwin, an instructor at Oak Harbor High School/Penta Career Center, attended the Experience Food Science: Field to Package workshop. This event, sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council and the Center for Innovation in Food Technology, included …
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Working on water quality: touring a demonstration farm

Sep 13, 2019
The environment matters to everyone, but especially to farmers—they make their living from the land! So when water quality in Lake Erie is compromised, farmers want to do their part to help. Teachers at the recent Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored B …
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Modern ag info, labs, and more!

Sep 13, 2019
The Demo Farm Tour workshop was a full day of learning! During lunch, Fort Jennings High School students learned about careers in agriculture in a Real Money, Real World activity. Global Impact STEM Academy teachers Lindsay Heintz, Amy Jo Henry, and …
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Teachers’ externship enriches team teaching

Aug 26, 2019
“Externships are experiential learning opportunities, similar to internships but generally shorter, provided by partnerships between educational institutions and employers to give students short practical experiences in their field of study.” That’s …
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Spotlight on GrowNextGen ambassadors

Aug 26, 2019
A special group of college students has been doing outreach for the Ohio Soybean Council and GrowNextGen this summer, traveling around the state to share STEM activities and increase public knowledge of modern agriculture. Here are the 2019 …
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Animal tissues in the lab: externship learning

Aug 26, 2019
Rachel Sanders is a GrowNextGen teacher leader and a science teacher at Global Impact STEM Academy. The Ohio Soybean Council provided a summer externship for Sanders to gain information and create materials for her classroom and the GrowNextGen …