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Amy Jo Henry

Career Technical STEM Instructor Coordinator, Global Impact STEM Academy
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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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A Turkey’s Best Life Ever!

Feb 28, 2022
What’s the best environment to grow a turkey? Dr. Elise Gerken, veterinarian at Cooper Farms, and Drew Bowman of Bowman & Landes, shared about the way turkeys are raised at their facilities. Jenna Gregorich, Ohio Poultry Association Bird Health …
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Chickenology: Breeding the best flock! virtual field trip

Jan 24, 2022
What is selective breeding and how does it work? Middle and high school students virtually visited Ohio’s Cooper Farms and heard from a breeding expert at Meyer Hatchery. They learned about how poultry is hatched and raised and what traits are …
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ChickQuest, including some chick doctoring, too!

May 31, 2022
South Range Elementary teacher Tawny Tharp won grant materials to share ChickQuest with her third grade students. “I have been having a fun time with my students during the month of May while we waited for our incubated chicks to hatch! One of our …
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ChickQuest: A classroom journey through the life cycle of chickens

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What is the life cycle of a developing chick? From monitoring living eggs to observing chicks, these STEM activities pique curiosity, encourage collaboration and communication, and provide young scientists with unforgettable experiences. …
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ChickQuest primer

3 lessons, 6 files
What do you know about chickens? Chickens are one of the largest consumers of soybeans! In this unit, students learn about the characteristics of birds and chickens, and how to idenitify different breeds.
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Donut science and more!

Apr 16, 2021
GNG’s recent webinar clearly demonstrated two things: GNG has a lot to offer, and creative teachers are doing amazing things with GNG’s resources! Educating with Excellence: Peers Putting GrowNextGen into Action featured several GNG teacher leaders …
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First-ever Chickenology workshop!

Dec 6, 2021
Over 30 Ohio teachers gathered at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center for all-day learning at the latest GrowNextGen workshop, Chickenology. This new workshop is sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council and Ohio Poultry Association. It is …
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Heather Bryan

Former Environmental Science Teacher and Education Consultant at Education Projects & Partnerships
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It’s a chicken extravaganza!

Dec 9, 2020
Meat chickens were the focus of an extensive learning unit for GrowNextGen teacher leader Amy Jo Henry’s students at Global Impact STEM Academy Middle School. Henry is the school’s STEM and CTE Coordinator. This seven week project began with …
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Jenna Gregorich

Bird Health Programs Manager at Ohio Poultry Association
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Marie Nichols

Customer service agent and blog content manager, Meyer Hatchery
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Ready for ChickQuest!

Mar 2, 2022
Kindergarten teacher Megan Smith at Berne Union Elementary was one of the 50 ChickQuest grant winners, receiving a set of student logbooks and a coupon for eggs to hatch. She sent this message about her class: “Hello! We just received our eggs! I’ve …
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The Egg-citing Chicken Project

Mar 11, 2021
7th and 8th grade students at Global Impact STEM Academy are investigating the question, does the amount of protein in a hen’s diet affect the amount of protein in her eggs? Each grade level has its own flock, comprised of three Buff Orpington hens …