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Be a food scientist

Be a food scientist

What is your protein IQ? Create a cookbook to learn Standard Operating Procedures for food safety and environmental monitoring. Test for proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids and compare plant and animal protein.

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Oh soy good!

Oh soy good!

How might soymilk, and other types of milk, help ensure food security? Investigate various milk sources and their composition through core disciplines of Science, Math, Social Studies and Language Arts to discover the availability of milk types within multiple cultures that serve …

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Making biodiesel from soybeans

Making biodiesel from soybeans

Nature doesn't waste anything. Why should we? Make biodiesel and create a scale model of an anaerobic digester, while investigating bioenergy and how it is produced.

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Gel electrophoresis basics

Gel electrophoresis basics

How can we check the success of biotechniques? In what ways can we see if the gene(s) of interest are present? This unit leads students through the process of setting up chambers, understanding the mechanics and experimenting with various aspects of running gels.

Student research projects
Grafting peas and beans

Grafting peas and beans

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 …

Student research projects
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. …

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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 …

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It’s a drought: time for soybeans

It’s a drought: time for soybeans

In this project, five different types of soybeans were tested in three sequentially staged droughts with one control group. My hypothesis was that soybean P24T05R would do best …

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The effect of starter fertilizer on Glycine max yields

The effect of starter fertilizer on Glycine max yields

The objective was to compare the yield and protein and oil content of Glycine max planted with a 2 x 2 application of 10-34-00 starter fertilizer and without starter fertilizer, and …

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The rate of soybean growth with different food sources

The rate of soybean growth with different food sources

In 2016 there were several natural disasters in the United States. These disasters include hurricanes, blizzards, and floods. The United States Blizzard (January 2016) dumped heavy snow from the Mid-Atlantic to the …