Tagged STEM

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4-H aquaculture challenge

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What is aquaculture? Why is it becoming a growing industry? Globally, fish consumption has nearly doubled in the last 40 years. At the same time wild fish capture has leveled off. This is due to decreasing wild stocks and high scrutiny of fishing practices. …
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Animal agriculture: engineer an egg catcher

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How do engineers solve problems in agriculture? It takes 30 million eggs a day to satisfy the US consumer! Ohio is #2 in the nation in egg production and ag engineers have helped to design facilities that keep chickens safe from predators and …
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ChickQuest Adventures deliver home learning

May 8, 2020
When schools closed due to COVID-19, teachers were asked to convert their classroom lesson plans for distance learning. GrowNextGen provided a collection of virtual resources to support these efforts, but we wanted to do more. Enter ChickQuest …
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ChickQuest in Wellington, OH!

Dec 16, 2019
ChickQuest workshops in 2019 wrapped up with an event in Wellington, OH in December. 24 teachers were trained in lively, hands-on STEM science lessons and how to hatch chicks in the classroom, the perfect way to cover the state standards on teaching …
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Connecting the DNA dots

Nov 17, 2020
Teachers in an Ag/Med Biotech pilot workshop had a chance to see the connections between the two fields. Though career interest is high in healthcare and technology, students are unaware of the many opportunities in agriculture. The skills necessary …
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Engineering solutions in agriculture

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How does modern agriculture use engineering to address soil compaction? Looking for an activity that combines robotics, coding, and engineering with a real life problem? This unit uses MakeBlock parts, Scratch programming, and modeling to help students design a solution …
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Family farmers, soybean growers

Jun 29, 2020
See how technology plays an important role in agriculture. 6th generation farmers talk about their passion for agriculture and farming. Thanks to Arkansas Soybean Association for sharing this video. Credit: Arkansas Soybean Association
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Future of food

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How has agriculture changed? What is a GMO? What is the future of food? Society and cultures revolve around food. There are television networks solely focused on food and it is almost impossible to take a drive without passing a fast food chain. Billions of dollars are …
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Reaching a new group of ChickQuest teachers!

Mar 22, 2021
Over 60 Ohio teachers recently participated in a unique, virtual version of the ChickQuest program. This project was a collaboration between Ohio Soybean Council and Summit County Educational Service Center. Each teacher received training in using …
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Smart farming: using data to make decisions

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What kind of data do farmers use to make decisions? Where does that data come from? Become a "farmer" on a journey from pre-planting to harvest to see what decisions farmers are making every year as they farm. Growers across the country are gaining access to more and more data about …
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Soybeans: from ballast to biotech

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What is the future of biotechnology? Create models to understand DNA and the gene transfer process used in biotechnology. Explore questions: Are there harmful side effects of biotechnology? Can biotech solve world hunger? Should GMO …
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Soy beautiful: applied chemistry

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What STEM equipment is used to make soy-based beauty products? Students act as lab technicians working for a cosmetic company and learn the names, functions and units of common lab and measuring equipment by generating soy-based beauty products. Students will …
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Using ozobots to simulate agriculture technology

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How might we use robots to simulate agricultural technology? What role does computer science play in agriculture? The technology innovations in use in the agriculture industry have been touted as second only to those of the US military. What are these innovations? GPS guided tractors, follow-along equipment, …