Tagged genetics

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AFNR biotechnology

6 lessons, 7 files
What are the current issues in biotechnology? There is a lot of resistance to genetic modification and the use of genetically modified crops. What is the science? This unit helps to provide some background in cell function and DNA properties, …
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teacher leader

Anton Kilburn

Middle school programming director, Global Impact STEM Academy
biology gisa food science genetics stem
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career video

A student’s guide to careers in agronomy

Feb 5, 2018
Agronomy is key to helping produce more food for a growing world population. Learn about the educational path to this agriscience career and what an agronomist does. Do your interests fit with this field? Thanks to the Mississippi Soybean Promotion …
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Central dogma: an integration of science and art

4 lessons, 15 files
How does DNA code become an expressed trait? Do your students struggle to understand the “central dogma” of biology? Are you looking for innovative teaching techniques? This unit is an integrated art and science project to teach transcription and …
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CRISPR connections

Jul 15, 2021
Jerron Schmoll, Product Lifecycle Manager at Corteva Agriscience, spoke to participants of the Ag Biotech Graduate Academy workshop at a recent industry dinner. This dinner provided teachers in the workshop an opportunity to hear about current …
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Discovering and diagnosing honey bee killers

3 lessons, 7 files
How can we identify pathogens that are causing honey bee deaths? You may have heard about Colony Collapse Disorder, a syndrome likely caused by multiple factors that results in the deaths of many honeybee colonies. Become a diagnostic researcher and use …
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Easy, Fast, Efficient Technique for Rewriting Plant Genome

Sep 3, 2015
“The speed and simplicity of CRISPR have momentous implications for agriculture: The process could lead to plants that can withstand what an increasingly overheated nature has in store. It could also result in a more nutritious yield, from less …
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career video

Global aquaculture

Jul 6, 2017
Have you considered a career in aquaculture? Watch and learn more about this fast-growing, global career.
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student research project

Grafting peas and beans

Aug 24, 2015
Grafting is a common gardening technique that unites a scion (top of one plant) with a rootstock (the root of another plant). Often times people graft their plants in order to repair a broken or injured plant, to speed up the growth by giving it a …
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Growing more food: biotechnology

3 lessons, 9 files
How will we feed 9 billion people? Grow soybeans using Round-Up Ready seeds to illustrate how biotechnology can be used as a tool to increase production. Introduce students to different options for growing soybeans, investigate …
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Jamie Metzger

Biology and Agriscience instructor at Knox County Career Center
biotechnology genetics biofuels stem
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Jason Hardin

Microbiology and Environmental Science Teacher; Environmental Club Advisor at Gahanna Lincoln High School
biology environmental science genetics microbiology
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John Thomas

Biotechnology and Environmental Science instructor at Tolles Technical Center, Fairbanks Middle and High School
biotechnology genetics toxicology aquaponics
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Kelly Mikhail, MS

Zoology, CCP; Molecular Biology; Infection and Immunity teacher at Worthington Christian High School
biology immunology genetics bioclub
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Maintaining our yield: assessing biotic and abiotic factors

3 lessons, 10 files
How do biotic and abiotic factors affect populations? Create experiments to test how abiotic factors impact soybean germination, go into the field and laboratory to determine the impact of aphid populations on soybeans, and experiment with aphid …
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Molecular biology and research

Jul 7, 2017
Are you interested in science, research, development or all of the above? Learn about various areas of study and career paths that are available through The Ohio State University’s OARDC.
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Moving genes: intro to genetic engineering

5 lessons, 14 files
How do we solve the problems created by 9 billion people? How will we feed 9 billion on about the same amount of land? An introduction to genetic engineering through hands-on and modeling activities that illustrate concepts, which will scaffold student understanding for lab activities to follow, especially focused on …
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teacher leader

Pam Snyder

BioScience Technology Teacher at the Ft. Hayes Career Center and Columbus City Schools (retired)
ffa agriscience biology biotechnology genetics outreach agriculture education
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Plant inhibition

1 lesson, 7 files
Why do some plants grow and some do not? Participate in a simulation that shows how various factors influence plant growth and what role probability plays. Powerpoint with instructions and information included.
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Rise of the mutant weed: weeds and herbicide resistance

2 lessons, 5 files
How do farmers reduce competition for their crops? What weeds are resistant to herbicides? How does the mechanism of resistance work? Weeds present problems in farm fields—they rob sunlight, nutrients, and water from the crops. What can farmers do? Herbicides are one answer, but they may not do enough as some weeds have developed r …
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Soybeans: from ballast to biotech

5 lessons, 5 files
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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STEM to STEM grant allows career exploration

Feb 1, 2017
Katherine Velikaz is a 7th and 8th grade science and 8th grade CTE teacher at Ottawa River Elementary in Toledo, Ohio. She won a STEM to STEM grant award from GrowNextGen and the Ohio Soybean Council that provided several Chromebooks for her …
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Studying wild soybeans

Dec 12, 2015
Plant breeding has a long history as an effort to produce plants with certain characteristics. Soybean researchers work with soybean genes to improve yield, composition and resistance to pests. But rather than considering today’s varieties, a new s …
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Summer outreach builds GrowNextGen community

Aug 29, 2014
GrowNextGen.org exists to equip Ohio’s science and agriscience teachers with tools and resources to connect agriculture and science in the classroom and to educate students about careers in science and agriculture. GrowNexGen’s teacher leaders hit the …
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career video

Think ag

Feb 5, 2018
Want to know more about what ag-related careers are available? Learn about the daily work of a seed distributor, a crop insurance specialist, and a construction equipment sales person. Thanks to the Michigan Farm Bureau for sharing this video. …
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What’s in a name?

Dec 7, 2014
You may have heard the term “subject matter expert” before, but what exactly is that? And what does it have to do with GrowNextGen? Subject matter experts are researchers, educators or industry experts who share their expertise so that educators can dev …
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What is Bioinformatics? It’s a BLAST

2 lessons, 3 files
How can we identify individual organisms in a complex mixture of DNA? What computer tools are needed to decode the source of a DNA sequence? Have you ever done a DNA extraction? Most DNA extractions are done with a known source and students can visualize DNA. The favorite items are strawberries or students’ own cheek cells. This unit s …
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student research project

Which brands of organic tofu are genetically modified?

Oct 11, 2016
If five brands of organic tofu are tested, then at least one will be genetically modified, because of cross-pollination and the difficulty of maintaining truly organic crops. The DNA was tested using PCR to replicate the DNA and Gel Electrophoresis …