Tagged chemistry

industry leader
industry leader

Abby Snyder

Assistant Professor of Microbial Food Safety, Cornell University
biology chemistry food science
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AFNR food science

6 lessons, 8 files
What is food science? We are bombarded by new foods every time we go into a grocery store or watch television. Where are all of these foods coming from? Food science is the answer. This AFNR unit introduces several …
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Agricultural research

Dec 7, 2020
Learn about agricultural research—the benefits of biobased products, research being done, associated careers, and educational paths.
teacher leader
teacher leader

Andrea Harpen

Chemistry and Physics Teacher at Blanchester High School
bioenergy bioproducts chemistry high-oleic oil physics soy-based products
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Be a food scientist

5 lessons, 16 files
What is your protein IQ? Create a cookbook to learn Standard Operating Procedures for food safety and environmental monitoring. Test for proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids and compare plant and animal protein.
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Beans about water: soybeans and food science

1 lesson, 2 files
What role do soybeans and soy products play in my everyday life? Are soybeans everywhere? Really? Check ingredient labels in a variety of cookies, peanut butter, soups, chips, chocolate candy, microwave popcorn and other processed snacks. Many of the foods we eat …
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Biochar: producing bioenergy from waste

1 lesson, 1 file
How can a waste stream become part of a cyclical system? Make biochar, a soil amendment, by making and using a model top light updraft (TLUD) pyrolysis kiln or oven.
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Can you taste the difference? Food science in action

3 lessons, 6 files
Can you discriminate the difference in taste between two products? When a food company is offering a new product, changing ingredients, or researching potential products, it is important for the company to know what the consumer reaction is likely to be of the …
teacher leader
teacher leader

Donna Meller

High school science teacher at Pettisville High School: Science 8, Environmental Science, Physics, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, and High School Research Class
biology chemistry environmental science food science stem anatomy & physiology physics renewable energy science fair
teacher leader
teacher leader

Don Storer

Professor of Chemistry at Southern State Community College, collaborates with Southern Ohio chemistry teachers regarding CCP courses
chemistry teacher education
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Fermented foods workshop brings teachers close-up with mold

Jan 20, 2016
GrowNextGen Teacher leaders Colin Day and Abby Snyder recently presented “Fermented Foods! Mold Fermented Soy Products”, a workshop for middle and high school biology teachers in central New York. Fifteen participants learned about fermented soy …
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Food industry experts share career info

Jul 6, 2020
During the recent “Experience Food Science: Field to Package” virtual workshop , an industry panel talked to teachers about their educational backgrounds and current job responsibilities. These experts represented several of the many food-related …
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Food processing

Sep 7, 2017
Interested in food processing? Watch Dan McGrady, VP of Technical Services and Alicia Sexton, Technologist talk about career opportunities at Wyandot Inc.
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Food science

Sep 7, 2017
Jamie Hannen, from T.Marzetti, talks food science and explains the details that go into creating soy-based salad dressings. Check out all the career opportunities that are available within food science, technology, research and development and many …
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Henry Ford and George Washington Carver team up to make bio-based products

1 lesson, 1 file
How do scientists and engineers work together to solve problems? Scientists and engineers work together to “industrialize” the use of agriculture products. Oil and protein from plants can be turned into many products. Design some new products using items from …
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High-oleic oil: What’s all the fuss?

3 lessons, 13 files
How does chemical structure affect chemical performance? Trans fat is out, so back to the drawing board. In this unit, students will explore the chemical behavior of molecules related to the structure by 1) examining how the structure of high-oleic oil …
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Let’s eat! Exploring food science

4 lessons, 18 files
How is science in everything we eat? What is your favorite food? Chances are a soybean product is being used to process it or, if it’s a meat dish, was used to feed the animal. Other living things (microbes) help to make our food, too. …
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Make biodiesel from soybeans

5 lessons, 16 files
How might we make and use renewable fuel? Make biodiesel and create a scale model of an anaerobic digester, while investigating bioenergy and how it is produced.
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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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Nitrogen fixation and legumes: say what?

2 lessons, 7 files
How do legumes fix nitrogen? If the atmosphere is about 80% Nitrogen (N2), but plants cannot use that form, how do they get nitrogen? In this unit, students plant and care for soybeans under one of five different …
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Oh soy good! Milk types and food security

6 lessons, 10 files
How might soymilk, and other types of milk, help ensure food security? Investigate various milk sources and their composition through core disciplines of Science, Math, Social Studies and Language Arts to discover the availability of milk types within multiple cultures …
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teacher leader

Pam Clark

Guidance Counselor at Global Impact STEM Academy
stem careers chemistry physical science
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Plant oils matter: agricultural soap

1 lesson, 1 file
What are the ingredients of products you use everyday like soap? Does it matter where they come from? Soap made from soybeans? Sunflowers? Olives? Plant oils have different “fatty acids” that determine the characteristics of your soap—is it creamy? bubbly? hard? soft? It is the oil in plants that …
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Plenish® of ways to use oil

2 lessons, 6 files
Can you transform fats in your diet? Current trends in consumer behavior show that people want to eat healthier and are looking for simple ways to transform their diets. High oleic soybean oil features lower saturated fat while …
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teacher leader

Shelby Dodds

Food Science and Ag Education teacher at Global Impact STEM Academy
food science ag ed chemistry physical science FFA animal science
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Smart farming: using data to make decisions

5 lessons, 27 files
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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student research project

Soybean Peroxidase 2018

Jul 18, 2018
This study tested which type of soybean has the most peroxidase between genetically modified soybean strains, Bayer Credenz 3841 LibertyLink Soybeans and Asgrow Roundup Ready 2 AG03X7, and conventional soybean seeds. The function of peroxidase found …
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Soybeans as a chemical feedstock

4 lessons, 6 files
Can agriculture provide greener, more sustainable products? Soybeans contain several components which innovators and entrepreneurs find valuable when creating greener products. What are the chemical building blocks in a soybean?
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Soy beautiful: applied chemistry

5 lessons, 5 files
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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Soy in food: What is that doing in there?

4 lessons, 17 files
How does the chemical composition of soybeans impact the characteristics of soy-containing foods? Have you ever looked on a food label and seen soy products on it, even though it wasn’t made from soybeans? This unit explores the various uses of soy in foods and how soy can be used to accomplish …
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Start flipping or keep flipping: we’ve got great materials for you!

Jan 14, 2016
At GrowNextGen, we get to work with amazing leaders. When we see one, we sign them up as a GrowNextGen Teacher Leader. One teacher leader we are extremely proud to work with is not just a teacher but a teacher of teachers. We think you’ll like him, …
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Stick a fork in it: biodegradable products

3 lessons, 2 files
Which biobased substrate will create a durable form of bio-plastic? Which biobased material has the least effect on the composition of compost and runoff through degradation? Compostable plastics are a new generation of plastics that are biodegradable through composting. They are derived generally from renewable raw materials like starch (e.g. corn, potato, tapioca etc), …