Mobile Centers bring agriculture to schools


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Courtesy photo Program Coordinator Jason Hodge demonstrates how to properly measure ingredients for biodegradable plastic bounce balls.


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GCMS 7th graders recently had a unique opportunity to learn about agriculture as the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Mobile Science Activity Centers (MSAC) visited for a three-day experience.

The Centers travel to schools throughout the commonwealth teaching the importance of agriculture in our everyday lives and using the latest technology to capture students’ attention and help them learn.

The 44-foot trailers each contain 11 iPads for students to interact with the instructor, a 70-inch LED monitor, and an all-in-one touchscreen desktop computer.

Students conduct activities and investigations to make the connection between the agricultural sources to commonly used products. The GCMS classes made biodegradable corn plastic, which they then turned into high-bounce balls.

Courtesy photo Program Coordinator Jason Hodge demonstrates how to properly measure ingredients for biodegradable plastic bounce balls.
http://gcnewsgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_IMG_3257.jpgCourtesy photo Program Coordinator Jason Hodge demonstrates how to properly measure ingredients for biodegradable plastic bounce balls.

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