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Barges, Trains and Trucks: Moving soybeans

Why is transportation for commodity crops so critical? Infrastructure is critical to the functions of the country, in particular the shipment of commodity crops such as soybeans. This unit introduces students to several types of infrastructure that are…

Curriculum

Managing Nutrient and Pesticide Needs in Agriculture

Why do farmers spend time and money to apply chemicals to their fields? In this threaded PBL*, (an effort to integrate agricultural understandings into the normal sequence of an Environmental Science classroom) students will conduct several “close reads” (reading for unde…

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Urban students plant soybeans

“Most people think agriculture means to put plants in the ground and drive tractors around,” said science teacher Chuck Crawford. He wants to stop this limited portrayal of agriculture by educating youth… continue reading →

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Tie-dyed teachers learn and network at Commodity Classic

It’s not easy to stand out in a crowd of 8000 people, but a tie-dyed lab coat definitely helps! Thirteen Ohio teachers recently attended the Commodity Classic in Phoenix AZ, seeking to create a bridge… continue reading →

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Crops on campus

“I’ve always wondered why they had corn here.” Now it’s clear to the students in Chuck Crawford’s AP Environmental Science class: The soybean and corn patch at Dublin Jerome High School is part of their… continue reading →

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