Contextualizing STEM in the Science of Food
National Agriculture in the Classroom National Center for Agricultural Literacy

This web seminar took place on November 16, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. The presenters were Val Bayes, STEM Engagement Lead, Debra Spielmaker, Professor at Utah State University, and Sarah Young, Digital Teaching and Learning Coordinator. The Teacher Panel included DeEtta Andersen (IA) and Denise Scribner (KS). Thanks to the participants and the presenters for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!

Program Abstract

How much science can you find in a shopping cart? Join us on Thursday, November 16, 2017 and engage your students with STEM through the science of food, including how it’s grown and processed for consumption.

This interaction with agriculture (InterAgtion) web seminar will share classroom-ready resources for investigating phenomena observed daily from farm to fork and the related science and technology careers.

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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My Profile area in the NSTA Learning Center for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:

  • "I really liked the videos linked to the seminar. They were very informative. I never really thought of agriculture and teaching with food so this was very eye opening."
  • "The examples that were shared were phenomenal. I would love to be in a room picking your brains and brainstorming with you. Not only am I an 8th grade teacher, I am the K-12 Science Curriculum Facilitator. I need not only ideas for my classroom, but also for classrooms at all levels. I am walking away with plenty to share, and plenty for me! Excellent work!"
  • "I will be able to use the video clips and Ag in the Classroom with my elementary students."
  • "I will look into all the great links provided. I could use the popcorn and apple browning. Denise’s projects are awesome and could definitely use."

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National Agriculture in the Classroom National Center for Agricultural Literacy
Underwritten by the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization and the National Center for Agricultural Literacy