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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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ChickQuest: not just for elementary students!

Jun 7, 2018
The typical ChickQuest teacher is in an elementary school, but the program can be tweaked to accompany higher grades. Jennifer Scheidler teaches Academic & Accelerated Biology at Sycamore High School. Here, she explains how she incorporated …
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Kochensparger named as a PBS Digital Innovator

Aug 1, 2017
GrowNextGen teacher leader Amy Kochensparger has been selected as a PBS Digital Innovator . This program recognizes “classroom changemakers: educators who skillfully approach education with a bold and fresh perspective, and who integrate digital m …
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Ag Biotech workshop teaches “cool” presentations!

Dec 1, 2016
Kelly Mikhail teaches Molecular and Cellular Biology at Worthington Christian High School. She used GNG resources as part of labs on DNA conservation and alteration in animal and plant models. Mikhail said, “One of my goals was to e …
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Germs: they’re everywhere! What can we DO?!?

Nov 22, 2016
Eaton High School teacher Amy Kochensparger used the “Soy Fresh, Soy Clean” lesson with her 10th grade biology class. Students were shocked to realize that bacteria can live on most surfaces and can be transferred from one surface to another. The cla …
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New programs and improvements at ATI to share with your students!

Mar 9, 2016
Jason Hardin, an Environmental Science teacher at Gahanna Lincoln High School, shares news about ag education opportunities at ATI: I attended the annual Spring Update Day Educators’ Breakfast at the Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI) …
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Solving water quality problems

Aug 31, 2015
Too much phosphorus in water can harm plant and aquatic animal life or cause phytoplankton ‘blooms’. The higher levels of phosphorus are usually caused by sewage, industrial, and agricultural run-off. Fertilizers on residential lawns also contribute to …
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Stuck without science fair ideas?

Nov 4, 2014
Tired of the familiar old baking-soda-and-vinegar “volcano”? The potato clock? The effect of colored lights on plants? Well, yawn no more—we’ve got lots of exciting ideas for your next science fair project! GrowNextGen has fantastic units that lend thems …