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Arkansas Soybean Science Challenge

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  • Online Soybean Science Challenge course for 9-12th high-school students 
  • Cash awards for high-school science projects impacting sustainability
  • Teacher curriculum resources and ADE approved online in-service training
  • Virtual field trips & soybean science mentoring support
  • Soybean Seed Store for support of student research

The Arkansas Soybean Science Challenge is a science enrichment program open to students in grades 9-12. The Soybean Science Challenge online course addresses key soybean production and agricultural sustainability issues.

The GOAL of the Arkansas Soybean Science Challenge is to engage high-school science students in “real-world” education to support soybean production and agricultural sustainability and to reward scientific inquiry and discovery that supports the Arkansas soybean industry.

Download the brochure to learn more about the Arkansas Soybean Challenge. 

Soy What's Up?    September 30, 2014 Virtual Field Trip

Fast facts

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Fifteen schools (15) and 412 students and teachers participated in the September 30, 2014 Virtual Field Trip from Shannon Davis Farm in Bono, Arkansas.   

Approximately 90% of students taking part had never been in a soybean field

Schools that participated in the virtual field trip were statewide digital course provider Virtual Arkansas and: 

  • Alma High School in Crawford County
  • Alpena High School in Boone County
  • Arkansas School of Mathematics, Science & Arts in Garland County
  • Avilla Christian Academy in Saline County
  • Caddo Hills High School in Montgomery County
  • Gentry High School in Benton County
  • Greene Co. Tech in Greene County
  • Little Rock Central High in Pulaski County
  • Mountain Home High School, Baxter County
  • Pocahontas High School, Randolph County
  • Joe T. Robinson High School in Pulaski County
  • Southeast Arkansas Education Cooperative
  • (Springdale) Hellstern Middle School, Washington County
  • Taylor High School, Columbia County
  • Westside Consolidated School District in Craighead County

 

Enroll in Soybean Science Challenge: Student Online Course

Learn more through this free online science course about the importance of soybean production to the Arkansas economy as a renewable resource for feed, fuel and food across the world.

 

Shop for FREE Soybean Seeds for Student Research

As part of the Soybean Science Challenge Arkansas students and teachers have a unique opportunity to request and obtain soybean seeds applied student research.  The seeds, which are all Arkansas varieties, are being provided by the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences department seed breeders at the University of Arkansas - Fayetteville. 

 

Get Teacher Curriculum Resources

 

Enroll in ADE Approved Online In-Service for Teachers

The Soybean Science Challenge is an educational project funded by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board to support secondary student scholarship and research to ensure the sustainability of soybean production in Arkansas. 

 

Soy in the Sky! Check out our Virtual Field Trip

Breaking New Ground: Virtual Field Trips Broadcast From a Soybean Field

 

See the Soy Scholars: Research Winners

The Soybean Science Challenge is an educational project funded by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board to support secondary student scholarship and research to ensure the sustainability of soybean production in Arkansas. 

 

Play the Game: Are You Soy Savvy?

The Soybean Science Challenge is made possible through a partnership with the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board and funding generously provided through Arkansas farmer’s soy checkoff funds.

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The Miracle Bean Website

For more information on the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board, visit their website themiraclebean.com

 

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