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Design Challenge kick-off shares a plethora of information

Oct 25, 2018
Food security—what is it, and how do we work towards it? It’s the topic of this year’s Ohio STEM Learning Network Design Challenge, and teachers learned more at a recent workshop at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center sponsored by OSLN, Batte …
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What are YOU putting in the water?

Oct 20, 2018
Water quality and algal blooms are a hot topic lately, and Findlay High School teacher Joyce Pippert’s Life in the Sea class recently took a look at the nitrogen cycle and how fertilizer can end up in water. These lessons came from the Exploring …
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What Students Learned When They Made Robotics Relevant to Their Lives

Oct 16, 2018
This article, written by Carrie Wilson Herndon, originally appeared in EdSurge. A few years ago, toward the beginning of my journey into robotics, I mentored a team for a local competition. We were on our way to building a Tetrix Prime robot from a …
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H2Know Environmental Science Curriculum Now Available

Oct 8, 2018
(from Nutrients for Life Foundation) High school science teachers and their students have a new education tool to study water quality this year. The H2Know digital case study, available at H2KnowLearning.org , is an investigation of water quality …
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Waterman workshop provides Design Challenge support

Oct 5, 2018
How do you gain information about food security? Visit a farm! Better yet, visit Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory. A group of 27 people recently gathered there for a workshop to help prepare them for this year’s Ohio STEM L …
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Water quality e-learning increases understanding

Oct 3, 2018
What do your students know about algal blooms? Our free e-learning course will help them understand what causes the problem and how farmers are working to help the environment. Melissa Abrams, a teacher at Hillsdale High School, attended the Ohio …
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Connecting drones and horticulture

Sep 21, 2018
How would a Horticulture and Technology instructor incorporate drones in his classes? Gabe Oberlin, a teacher at Patrick Henry High School, used drones with his 8th grade Plant Science and Technology class and his High School Turf Science & …
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Take the 2019 OSLN Design Challenge!

Aug 24, 2018
Get your students involved in this great PBL opportunity! All students in Ohio are invited! Work as a team to imagine, design and prototype a solution to increase food security in your life, community, or world—feed 9B people by 2050. Agriculture is t …
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STEM learning at Henry County Fair

Aug 10, 2018
Rides, food, exhibits—and STEM education?!? Yes, teachers got it all at GrowNextGen teacher leader Donna Meller’s “Ag + Science = STEM” presentation at the Henry County Fair! Sponsored by the Henry County Farm Bureau, the Ohio Soybean Council and O …
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Windmill activity wows fair crowd

Aug 9, 2018
Ohio State Fair attendees had the opportunity to create a windmill! This activity helped them understand how windmills help pump groundwater to the surface to provide the water needed for people, crops and livestock. At the fair, participants …
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Seeing the past; exploring the present

Aug 6, 2018
Teachers from Michigan and Ohio came together at The Henry Ford for a special workshop sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council. “Farming: see the past, explore the present” provided the group with a unique look at agriculture. The day began with Lucie …
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PAST students visit Waterman Farm

Jul 27, 2018
A group of students from the PAST Foundation came to see the farm, hear about the research being done in the different areas, and take a look at the technology used there. Though the weather wasn’t great, they were still able to have a hayride in …