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Soybean Peroxidase

Soybean Peroxidase

This study tested which type of soybean has the most peroxidase. The function of peroxidase found in soybeans is to initiate the growth process when the plant is growing or injured. The hypothesis was… continue reading →

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4-H Aquaculture Challenge

What is aquaculture? Why is it becoming a growing industry? Globally, fish consumption has nearly doubled in the last 40 years. At the same time wild fish capture has leveled off. This is due to decreasing wild stocks and high scrutiny of fishing practices. As…

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Ag Biotech Academy participants combine sports (sort of!) and science

The Ag Biotech Academy folks engaged in some fun and friendly competition. At dinner Monday night and again on Tuesday, they tried out creative soy hole games. These games were an assignment for Global… continue reading →

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The Effect of Soil on Plant Growth

The Effect of Soil on Plant Growth

Have you ever been curious if the type of soil used affects how plants grow? Five soybean seeds were planted 2.5 cm deep, in separate pots of each type of soil. After seeds were planted, all 10 plants… continue reading →

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Plant Oils Matter: Agricultural Soap

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

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 school…

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Agriculture in Print: Soy Ink

How do we replace non-renewable resources with renewable resources in high use products like inks? Create ink recipes and test the formulas. Ink is basically pigment mixed in a liquid that will not blur when put on paper. Inks made with soybean oil are made from a renewable resource, are much more…

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What does a seed need to grow?

That’s what we asked the students at New Hope Christian Academy Field Day in April. They came up with all the right answers: the sun, water, dirt. Some mentioned ‘bonus’ items like worms and fertilizer… continue reading →

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Stuck without science fair ideas?

Tired of the familiar old baking-soda-and-vinegar “volcano”? The potato clock? The effect of colored lights on plants? Well, yawn no more—we’ve got lots of exciting ideas for your next science fair… continue reading →

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E-learning fits nicely in your blizzard bag

When winter weather hits, teachers need plans for assignments that can be completed at home or as make-up work. The GrowNextGen website has several e-learning courses that are easy to use in blizzard… continue reading →

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Ag teachers learn lab skills

Whitney Short and Courtney Bockbrader, both agriculture education teachers at Anthony Wayne Schools, recently conducted two biotechnology workshops for other agriculture education teachers at the Ohio… continue reading →

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