Food

Apples | Valley's Gold

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Learn all about apples and why they are one of the most popular fruits.

Dairy | Valley's Gold

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Dairy cows are amazing animals! Learn all about dairy cows and how important dairy products are to a healthy diet.

Water-Wise Farms

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Learn how drip irrigation helps conserve water as compared with traditional irrigation methods in this video from the California Academy of Sciences. This resource stimulates students’ thinking about protecting this limited resource. Students can ask questions, develop a model, and make evidence-based claims about the efficiencies of some irrigation methods for agricultural use

Space Food | Mission Control Digital Short

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The Alabama Public Television production team recently took a trip to NASA’s Johnson Space Center to film for Mission Control: Human SpaceflightWhile there, we stopped by the JSC Food Systems Laboratory to learn all about Space Food! 

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the United States Moon Landing and participate in the excitement of space travel through an interactive live streaming event!

Join us for Mission Control, live from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center on SPACE DAY, May 3rd, 2019!

Sign Up Now at Alabama Public Television: Mission Control!

From Seed to Harvest | Crop Production

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The United States grows more than 85 million acres of corn and soybeans on the Great Plains. To improve soil health and discourage pests, farmers are also growing more diverse crops such as popcorn and dry edible beans. Nebraska grows about 1.5 billion bushels of corn and 319 million bushels of soybeans each year. King Corn has transformed agriculture worldwide—from its original use as a traditional food source in the Americas to its modern transformation into plastics and biofuels. Soybeans, native to East Asia, became a rotation crop companion to corn and is today a major U.S. crop.

Corn Harvest in 360° | NET 360°

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How does corn make it from the field to corn market? Journey to a land of big skies and open prairie to experience a Midwestern corn harvest first hand. This video demonstrates corn production from the cab of a combine to the final touches of the grain bin.

Weird Wonderful West Virginia | Alternative Agriculture: Hydroponics

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Explore the alternative methods being used to enhance agricultural production. The focus is on the early research at West Virginia State University into the benefits of the vertical hydroponic system and the use of high tunnels to promote year round production. Terms discussed include soilless culture, yield, germination, diversification, genetic work, and species. An emphasis is placed on reasons that alternative methods of production are important.

Niche Farming | America's Heartland

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Learn how agriculture is feeding the demand of the country's growing diversity. Visit one of the county's successful niche farming operations. Over 3-dozen varieties of crops are grown here, tailored to a fast growing ethnic market. 

The Garden (Clip 3) | Exploring Monticello

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In this segment of Exploring Monticello, we learn about Jefferson's vast garden where he experimented with growing many different varieties of vegetables.

Exploring Monticello takes students into Thomas Jefferson’s home, a virtual laboratory for all kinds of ideas. Thomas Jefferson is best known for authoring the Declaration of Independence and becoming the third President of the United States, but he also had a great love for innovations which made him one of America’s first great scientists.  This LIVE interactive streaming field trip gives students the opportunity to experience scientific discovery within the context of history, and to consider the creative process inherent in making something new and innovative.

Teachable Moment: Laser Light | Fast Forward

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This Teachable Moment explains the difference between laser lights and other light beams. It also shows how lasers are used to find the best and worst berries!

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