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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...

Geospatial Technology for Youth

Geospatial Technology Science for Youth Updated: December 14, 2015

Want to go on real treasure hunt? Want to know more about how maps are used to help you find where you are and where you're going? Ever get frustrated if the...

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...

How are GPS satellites powered?

Geospatial Technology Science for Youth Updated: October 14, 2015

The GPS satellites are mainly powered by solar energy, or energy from the sun. They do have backup batteries in case of a solar eclipse, and they each have...

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...

The Bug Chicks Explore careers in Agriculture

You're Hired! from Bug Chicks on Vimeo.The Bug Chicks explore all of the cool careers in agriculture in this video created for the National Ag Science...

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...

Collection Tips by the Bug Chicks

Learn how to make your own bug net! The Bug Chicks, joined by Junior Master Gardeners, show you how easy it is. You’ll also get tips, tricks, and techniques...

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...

What is a topographic map?

Geospatial Technology Science for Youth Updated: June 03, 2015

A topographic map shows the physical features of Earth. These features can be mountains, rivers, lakes, valleys, craters, and more. Man-made features such as...

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 are maps used with GPS and GIS?

Geospatial Technology Science for Youth Updated: June 03, 2015

A Geographic Information System (GIS) takes the information gathered from Global Positioning System (GPS) units and organizes the information into maps. GIS...

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...

What is a map?

Geospatial Technology Science for Youth Updated: June 02, 2015

A map is designed to represent a variety of information. Some maps show where roads are located. Others show the location of tourist attractions or local...

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....

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