Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education

Ag Education Support

The Kansas Corn Commission is supportive of Curriculum for Agriculture Science Education (CASE). Teachers who receive CASE training learn and practice curriculum that will help engage their students with hands on learning activities and labs.  We understand that lab equipment can be expensive.  The Kansas Corn Commission and Renew Kansas supports the Clean Smoke and Energy in Feed lab by providing free lab equipment and training.

 

Mini Grant Application

Mini grants are available for teachers who have previously received supplies for the Clean Smoke and/or Energy in Feed lab. Visit the application to learn more.

Training at the KAAE Summer Conference

All Kansas Ag Education teachers can receive training for the Clean Smoke and/or Energy in Feed Labs. We offer free training at the  KAAE Summer Conference. Teachers who attend will receive up to $1000 in supplies to help them get started teaching the labs in the classroom. Training is limited to the first 20 teachers who register.

Request Supplies for being a Kansas Ag Teacher

If you recently become CASE certified in AFNR or ASA (either current or new teacher) you can request supplies for the Clean Smoke Lab and/or the Energy in Feed Lab. These supplies will need to be picked up at the KAAE Summer Conference.

Ethanol Resources

Ethanol in the Classroom

Renewable Fuels Association

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Ethanol Process Video

Renewable Fuels Association

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Ethanol Facts Video

Renewable Fuels Association

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Ethanol & Motorcycles Video

Renewable Fuels Association

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Corn Refining Process

Corn Refiners Association

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Request Ethanol Plant Tour Funding

Kansas teachers can request funding to take students 6-12th grade on an ethanol plant tour.

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Training Videos

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Clean Smoke Lab Part 1

In this CASE lab students will investigate the efficiency and environmental impacts of two combustible
fuels – kerosene and ethanol. They will compare the amount of heat released from combustion, particulate
matter produced, and carbon dioxide emitted for each fuel source.

 

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Clean Smoke Lab Part 2

Check out teacher tips to help with Clean Smoke lab.

 

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Energy in Feed Lab

In this CASE Energy in Feed lab students will measure the amount of energy in feedstuffs using calories or joules.  Feedstuffs higher in carbohydrates and fat contain more energy. Students will determine the energy content of different types of feeds by burning a portion of the feed and capturing the heat released in the known amount of water.  This technique is called calorimetry.

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Energy Output Lab

In the CASE Energy Output lab students will break into two groups and research the advantages and disadvantages of both fossil and biofuels.  Each group will burn one of the fuels and measure the number of calories per gram. Student will then compare and discuss the results.

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Thank you Renew Kansas for partnering with the Kansas Corn Commission in helping fund lab supplies for Kansas CASE teachers.

Kansas Corn STEM Featured

Kansas Corn Commission and Renew Kansas were featured by National Association of Agricultural Educators for their commitment to Kansas teachers and CASE.

NAAE Blog Post

To learn more about Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education visit http://www.case4learning.org/

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