Chickenology: STEM in Animal Nutrition
October 13, 2023
Take your middle and high school math, life science, biology, and environmental science students on a LIVE 45-minute virtual field trip to Weaver Eggs, an Ohio poultry farm, where they will see and discuss STEM in action.
Live from the feed mill, your students will get an up-close look at the science of optimizing poultry nutrition, calculating supply, and engineering the necessary processes for feeding over one million chickens daily.
Weaver Eggs animal nutrition egg-sperts will share what healthy hens eat, why each ingredient is important, and what scientific careers are related to animal nutrition.
Key Focus Areas:
- Understanding trophic levels and energy transfer in ecosystems
- Exploring environmental and human impact on nutrition
- Calculating energy needs through different life stages
- Applying math and science to the poultry industry logistics
Backed by funding from Ohio soybean farmers and their checkoff program, GrowNextGen brings agriculture science to the classroom by providing real-world educational tools to engage the next generation workforce.