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

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!

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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.

Apples | Valley's Gold

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

Community: Video | Nature Works Everywhere

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This video from Nature Works Everywhere shows the impact of community gardens. Community gardens can be helpful tools to empower students to find their own solutions to environmental problems like storm water management and food deserts.

Find a lesson plan here to accompany this video.

Saving Sea Turtles | Ocean Today

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How do you stop turtles from getting caught in fishing nets? The solution is to design a fishing net that allows sea turtles that have been caught accidentally to escape. These turtle excluder devices, or TEDs, consist of a grid of bars in the net that direct turtles toward an opening in the net. TEDs were developed in the 1980s and 1990s and are now required by federal regulations for fishing. Each year, new and improved designs are tested, reducing turtle deaths due to shrimp nets by almost 100 percent. That's really good news for sea turtles!

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