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Anton Kilburn

Anton Kilburn

Kilburn is willing to be contacted about any of these topics: Biology, Plant and Animal Biotechnology, Environmental Sustainability, Science and Technology of Foods. He’s interested in collaborating on any hands-on, …

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Jason Hardin

Jason Hardin

I’m available to provide support in these areas: Biology, Environmental Science, Microbiology, and Genetics. What about teaching excites you? I know it is a little cliched, but I’ve learned th…

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Pam Snyder

Pam Snyder

Pam Snyder is a recently retired teacher from Columbus City Schools with over 35 years of classroom experience. She served the district in many capacities, including as a mentor teacher in …

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Growing more food

Growing more food

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 no-till farming …

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Soybeans: from ballast to biotech

Soybeans: from ballast to biotech

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 foods …

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Plant inhibition

Plant inhibition

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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Maintaining our yield

Maintaining our yield

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 resistant …

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AFNR biotechnology

AFNR biotechnology

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 …

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Central dogma: an integration of science and art

Central dogma: an integration of science and art

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 …

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 …