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Why do they put hens in cages?

Ag Zone Science for Youth Updated: May 18, 2016

Most of the eggs sold in stores come from hens kept in cages. So why would you want to put hens in cages?So what are some of the problems with keeping...

Eating Eggs From Your Own Hens

Keeping a backyard chicken flock is a great way to produce eggs for your family. The eggs can be eaten just like any eggs you would purchase at the store....

For Youth, For Life Learning Network Information

Science for Youth Updated: January 12, 2016

The For Youth, For Life Learning Network is a community and network of learners interested in a variety of topics related to science, health, living...

For Youth, For Life Learning Network - Mission and Vision

Science for Youth Updated: January 12, 2016

The mission of eXtension is to provide an Internet-based educational partnership of 1862 and 1890 institutions of the Land-Grant university system that help...

Aerospace for Youth

Science for Youth Updated: December 10, 2015

Aerospace is about aviation and space exploration! Aviation involves the science, engineering, and technology of what it takes to fly in the earth's...

What is water?

Science for Youth Updated: October 01, 2015

Water is a colorless and odorless substance found all over Earth. Water is made up of billions of molecules. Each molecule is made of one oxygen and two...

How to Keep a Money Diary

Science for Youth Updated: July 15, 2015

Where does all your money go? How much money do you spend each week?Keeping track of all the money you get, spend, save, and give is a good idea and doesn't...

What is geocaching?

Science for Youth Updated: July 08, 2015

Geocaching is a worldwide treasure-hunting game. In geocaching, people hide a cache (pronounced like “cash”) for others to find. Remember that “geo” means...

What is an entomologist?

Science for Youth Updated: June 03, 2015

Exhibit “Termites Eat Your Home!” produced by University of Florida outreach programs. Photo by Sarah BernardAn entomologist is a scientist that studies...

What is a bug?

Science for Youth Updated: June 03, 2015

Fulgorid planthopper, Honduras. Photo by Sarah BernardWhat we commonly call bugs is actually an entire order of insects called Hemiptera. True bugs are...

Can I eat bugs??

Science for Youth Updated: June 03, 2015

Beekeepers practice apiculture | Photo by Sarah BernardYes, you can eat bugs! As long as you don’t have a shellfish allergy, that is. In fact, you already...

Why are maps important?

Science for Youth Updated: June 03, 2015

Maps represent the real world on a much smaller scale. They help you travel from one location to another. They help you organize information. They help you...

Why is insect identification important?

Science for Youth Updated: June 03, 2015

Common urban pests compared to the size of a penney, from left to right: Male German cockroach, female German cockroach, female Surinam cockroach. Photo by...

How to Handle Eggs Safely

If you purchase eggs from the store, there are things you can do to handle them safely.If you have your own flock of hens, here is what you can do handle...

Science, Engineering, & Technology for Youth

Science for Youth Updated: May 20, 2015

   

What is engineering?

Science for Youth Updated: May 20, 2015

According to the National Academy of Engineering: "Engineering has been defined in many ways. It is often referred to as the 'application of science' because...

What does a chicken eat?

Small and Backyard Flocks Ag Zone Updated: May 20, 2015

The simple answer is chickens should be fed chicken feed. Commercial chicken feeds are a blend of several different kinds ingredients. The feed gives the...

What are cage-free or free-roaming eggs?

Cage-free means that the hens are not kept in cages. It does not mean that they are allowed to go outside. They are free to roam inside the poultry house....

What is free-range egg production?

When chickens are said to be raised free-range, they should have access to the outside, and actually use it. In the photo the hens do not have a house with...

How are eggs produced in the United States?

Most Americans like to eat eggs. Those eggs are usually chicken eggs. Some countries, like China and the Philippines, like to eat duck eggs. There are not...

For Youth, For Life: Other Learning Opportunities for Youth

Science for Youth Updated: May 20, 2015

Other opportunities for youth to explore:  

Jacquie Jacob

Small and Backyard Flocks Ag Zone Updated: May 19, 2015

Jacquie is a poultry Extension associate at the University of Kentucky and works with all types of poultry production from backyard flocks to large...

KXNN Reports: Grain Combines

Science for Youth Updated: November 22, 2013

 Learn about various aspects of today's agriculture in these reports from KXNN:  

What is a hydrogen bond?

Science for Youth Updated: May 29, 2013

Water has several special properties. A hydrogen bond is unusual because it can exist in its three different forms at the same temperature. The reason for...

What makes water a universal solvent?

Science for Youth Updated: May 29, 2013

Another of water's special properties is its ability to dissolve many other substances. Because of this ability, water is called the universal solvent. Many...

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