Food

Consumption Food and Choices

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As with all things in life, food and health are about balance. Since no two people are the same, different diets meet different needs. With a little help and enough determination, your goals are well within reach.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Health/Phys. Ed.
Family/Consumer Science
Play Time: 
120 min.
Consumption Food and Choices

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.

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.

Building a Garden in a Day: Video | Nature Works Everywhere

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Believe it – you can build a garden in a single day. In this second video of the How-to-Garden series, you will see that creating a garden doesn’t have to be overwhelming. By following these guidelines, you will build a productive and healthy garden from the ground-up in just a few hours. This video supports the Nature Works Everywhere Gardens curriculum that includes activity guides and the How-to-Garden video series.

Geoambiente: Acuicultura seg. 1

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La acuicultura es el cultivo controlado y la cosecha de plantas y animales acuáticos. Los organismos se pueden cultivar en estanques o charcas de agua dulce o salada.
En este primer segmento, María Falcón visita al agricultor Dr. Michael McGee, propietario de Caribe Fisheries, quien hace casi 20 años encontró un uso exitoso para los terrenos del valle de Lajas en la producción de peces de agua dulce, tanto ornamentales, como de consumo.

Aquaculture is the controlled farming and harvesting of aquatic plants and animals.  Both can be farmed in fresh or salt water ponds and pools. In this first segment, María Falcón visits with farmer Dr. Michael McGuee, owner of Caribe Fisheries, who almost 20 years ago found a successful use for the lands of the Lajas valley for the production of fresh water fish, both ornamental and for consumption.

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