Tagged water quality

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AFNR natural resources

3 lessons, 8 files
How do we impact natural resources by our activities? This unit helps meet some of the AFNR curriculum standards for natural resources. Students will learn how to test texture and other physical characteristics of soil, conduct water quality tests, …
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Come see us at SECO!

Dec 15, 2015
The Science Education Council of Ohio (SECO) will hold the Ohio Science Institute on Jan 25 and 26 in Columbus. Look at these engaging active-learning sessions presented by GrowNextGen teacher leaders! Soy Fresh, Soy Clean Rachel Sanders, Pam Clark …
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industry leader

Elizabeth Toot-Levy

Project Scientist at Geosyntec Consultants
clean water act environment geosyntec consultants water quality
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First place project checks soybean yield, water quality

Jun 8, 2017
Jacob Dennis of Pettisville High School is a big winner—first place in the Ohio Soybean Bioscience Award from the Ohio Soybean Council on State Science Day! His project compared the yield and oil and protein content of soybeans with a starter f …
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GNG teacher leaders share at National FFA convention

Oct 27, 2017
The National FFA convention offers lots of opportunities for learning in the teacher workshop strand. This year, GrowNextGen teacher leaders Courtney Bockbrader, Whitney Short, and Meredith Wolfe led a session on bringing hands-on, science-based …
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industry leader

Greg LaBarge

Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems at The Ohio State University Extension
ohio state university agronomist extension nutrients plant science water quality
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Growing our network at SECO

Feb 1, 2018
Teachers attending the Science Education Council of Ohio’s 2018 Science Symposium got the opportunity to experience Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored GrowNextGen in several ways! We had a booth in the exhibit hall where experienced GrowNextGen teacher …
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H2Know digital case study

1 lesson, 1 file
How might water quality be improved? The H2Know case study invites students to investigate water quality in Lake Erie. Students will gather information about the problem, consider potential contributors and environmental factors, review …
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Hello, Milwaukee! Here’s some STEM in ag for you!

Nov 18, 2017
GrowNextGen brought “STEM in Agriculture” to teachers at the 2017 NSTA Milwaukee Area Conference. Teacher leaders Brian Badenhop (Ohio Hi-Point Career Center) and Jeff Jostpille (Fort Jennings High School) presented two sessions with Jane Hunt and Hea …
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Here, fishy fishy: aquaculture systems

5 lessons, 9 files
How does soymeal feed compare to fishmeal feed when raising Tilapia in an aquaculture system? Take on multiple roles within an aquaculture farm including set-up and maintenance of tanks, test water quality, investigate possible feed sources and monitor fish health and growth.
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Libby Dayton

Soil Scientist at the Ohio State University
ohio state university nutrients plant science soil science water quality
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Managing nutrient and pesticide needs in agriculture

7 lessons, 12 files
Why do farmers spend time and money to apply chemicals to their fields? In this threaded PBL*, (an effort to integrate agricultural understandings into the normal sequence of an Environmental Science classroom) students will conduct several “close reads” (reading for und …
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New e-learning course: Water Quality

Jan 1, 2016
Farmers are working hard to protect water quality through nutrient management techniques, nutrient stewardship, and cover crops and wind breaks. The 4R’s plan includes the right source at the right rate, applied at the right time and in the right p …
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Solving water quality problems

Aug 31, 2015
Too much phosphorus in water can harm plant and aquatic animal life or cause phytoplankton ‘blooms’. The higher levels of phosphorus are usually caused by sewage, industrial, and agricultural run-off. Fertilizers on residential lawns also contribute to …
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student research project

Testing Local Waterways for Microplastic Pollution and its Effect on Crops

Sep 17, 2019
With a growing population, humans are now using more resources than ever before. In using such a high quantity of resources, it is inevitable that we have more waste than ever before. Global plastic pollution has increased at a dramatic rate in the …
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student research project

The effect of starter fertilizer on Glycine max yields

Jul 26, 2017
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 to compare the quality of water discharge from field drainage tile …
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Water quality and human impacts

2 lessons, 7 files
Why is water quality important? How is water quality measured? The US EPA has set water quality standards in accordance with the Clean Water Act: Water quality standards are important because they help to protect and restore the quality of the Nation's surface …
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Where does our food come from, anyway?

3 lessons, 7 files
How do growers’ decisions affect the sustainability of agricultural systems? Understand and appreciate food producers through this case study and determine what decisions must be made on a yearly, monthly or daily basis to maintain an environmental system that will continue …
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Working on water quality: touring a demonstration farm

Sep 13, 2019
The environment matters to everyone, but especially to farmers—they make their living from the land! So when water quality in Lake Erie is compromised, farmers want to do their part to help. Teachers at the recent Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored B …