Tagged plants

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AFNR plant systems

5 lessons, 9 files
How do we develop and manage plant systems? Each plant is classified according to broad categories based on characteristics they share. New DNA technology has allowed us to be more specific in determining the “relatives” of plants. This …
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Aquaponics program in VA helps fight food desert

Oct 26, 2015
This hands-on program teaches students about urban farming and affordable nutritious food for the community. Learn more in our e-learning course on Aquaculture and soy protein .
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Aquaponics update #1

Feb 3, 2022
We shared a while back about how two GrowNextGen teacher leaders were setting up aquaponics in their classroom. Fish eat soybean meal, and the Ohio Soybean Council generously provided funds for these endeavors. Carroll High School teacher Todd …
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Aquaponics update #2

Mar 2, 2022
Todd Tayloe of Carroll High School is raising plants and trout in an indoor growing system. He reports on the project: The new seeds arrived! We did some more planting. The fish are doing well. We have not lost any in weeks and they seem to finally …
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Hello, my name is… GMO

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What is genetic modification? What does it mean if something is genetically modified? A lot of questions surround definitions of genetic modification. This unit models two different techniques of genetic modification and tries to help students understand the terms and the consequences …
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Living the hive life: honey bees and pollinators

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How important are honey bees to our food supply? What’s happening to honey bees? This unit contains three different ways to learn about honey bees and pollinators: a video for all to learn more about bees and how to successfully keep them, a …
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Looking for science project ideas?

Aug 29, 2017
Here’s what’s going on at OSU’s Western Agricultural Research Station! Located in South Charleston, Ohio, the station has around 40 projects evaluating weed control, looking at new herbicide chemistries compared to older standards, working on good …
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Plant oils matter: agricultural soap

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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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Soy McCoy coloring book

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What is a soybean? What value does it have? For younger students, a coloring book that introduces soybeans: the history and the uses in animal agriculture, bioproducts and the local grocery store. This is perfect for ag days, camps or after …
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Supporting ag teachers with science lessons and labs

Jun 22, 2017
Meredith Wolfe, Courtney Bockbrader, and Whitney Short recently shared some great resources and activities with 18 Ohio agriculture teachers. The workshops covered plants, environment and natural resources, biotechnology, and agriscience fair …
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What keeps a plant from growing?

Dec 14, 2017
Some plants grow, and others don’t. A variety of biochemical signals can disrupt normal function or inhibit the synthesis of essential molecules needed for plant growth. Karen Dillon at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Livonia, Michigan used the …