Pine trees are not just for lumber production anymore. Researchers have discovered a yeast that is capable of digesting wood chips so that they can increase the ethanol yield provided. Forestry, environmental science, agriscience, and biotechnology can benefit from a story like this. Have a great week and happy reading.
This article illustrates just how far researchers have to go in understanding the interaction between plants and insects. Plants are a lot smarter than we give them credit for but scientists are catching up quickly. Researches have discovered that some plant species are fending off pests with little help from modern science. Enjoy!
Scientists are discovering that house plants are beneficial to humans in more ways than just brightening your office or living room. This horticulture related article would also work well in an environmental science lesson as well. I'll start being nicer to my English Ivy and Asparagus Fern now that I realize they are doing more than just waiting around for a drink of water.
We thought this article would be a great topic in several different lessons. From feeds & feeding, genetics & mutations, to an animal science digestion lesson there are multiple ways this article can be incorporated. As always, we created a few bell ringer questions and answers for reading comprehension. Please share with your fellow teachers and we hope this helps you meet your literary requirement.
Ran across this Ag. Mechanics article about an engineering student from Michigan State who came up with a novel way to recycle glass and thought it would make a good class intro or discussion piece for your class. We also created a few bell ringer questions and answers for reading comprehension.
Here's a great article for innovation related to engineering and Ag. Mechanics. While we doubt your class will ever turn your shop into a lab for James Bond, but it does illustrate how nature still has a lot to teach us on how things work. Habitat, marine wildlife, and machine function can all relate to this article. We've posted
5 bell ringer questions with answers for your convenience. Spread this articles far and wide so the next generation puts a Robojelly in every garage. I'd like a red one please.
I suspect this farmer couldn't replicate the result he got in the peanut field if he tried. Fortunately for your class, his bad luck with the weather will provide you with a great illustration of geotropism and how it works and what crop seeds rely on to properly germinate. Plant science, forestry, and horticulture will all have a good read on this one. I suspect even middle school and high school science teachers can find some value in this article. Feel free to send us your great articles and we'll write them up. There are 5 questions and answers for your to copy and paste for your bell work. Always remember to keep your seeds sunny side up.