INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – Josie’s Organics and The Produce Mom have published an eBook titled, “Science Fair and STEM Project Guide” for use by teachers, parents, child educators and students in grades 3-8.
The eBook is filled with experimental projects using fruits and vegetables to explore different areas of science. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and also represents a popular basis of learning where academic concepts are studied through hands-on lessons.
The eBook, available free at theproducemom.com/science-fair-and-stem-projects, provides fifteen projects using fruits and vegetables in a fun, easy-to-use format. The projects, which range from germinating radish seeds, to dehydrating fruit, testing the PH levels of fruits and vegetables, and determining the water content in melons, can be modified according to each student’s interests and abilities.
The eBook also includes several videos courtesy of Josie’s Organics about sustainability and farming organically, plus useful tips on nearly every page to help choose, store prepare and learn more about fresh vegetables.
“As a mother of two elementary school students, I know how popular STEM learning is among children, parents and educators,” explains Lori Taylor, President of The Produce Mom. “Josie’s Organics and all brands of The Produce Mom Family are committed to helping children learn about fruits and vegetables so they’re more likely to try them and incorporate them into a healthy diet from a young age. This eBook is a great way to introduce kids to a variety of fruits and vegetables beyond the cafeteria or lunchbox. It’s incredibly rewarding to launch The Produce Mom’s new eBook series with a resource that connects fresh produce to science education.”
All projects offer a supply list, follow the scientific method, and include step-by-step instructions. To encourage student learning and experimentation, conclusions of the projects are not included in the Science Fair and STEM Project Guide. Projects in the eBook cover various science disciplines, including: biological science, chemistry, physical science and physics.
“When Cathy Burns and Bryan Silbermann encouraged PMA members to get involved with schools during the 2015 State of the Industry address at Fresh Summit, I knew one way to deliver upon this would be through our partnership with The Produce Mom,” said Karen Nardozza who handles marketing for Josie’s Organics and Braga Fresh Family Farms. “The eBook is a great compliment to the recent salad bar donation Braga Fresh Family Farms made to Soledad High School. Josie’s Organics is honored to present The Produce Mom’s “Science Fair and STEM Project Guide” – it will benefit many households, summer camps, and classrooms.”
Click here to view the Science Fair & STEM Project Guide presented by Josie's Organics - The eBook includes 15 Science Fair and STEM Projects using Fresh Produce
About Josie’s Organics
Josie's Organics, grown by Braga Fresh Family Farms, includes more than 25 fresh organic vegetables such as cauliflower, broccoli, celery, kale and chard, leafy-green romaine hearts and other lettuces, sweet baby broccoli, beets, radishes and herbs. New items are always in trial. Josie’s Organics are available at Whole Foods, Central Market, Kroger, H-E-B, Costco, and other grocers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Ask your grocer’s produce manager if you don't have Josie's Organics in your area. Josie’s Organics is on Twitter,Facebookand Pinterest.
About The Produce Mom
The Produce Mom is an advocacy brand for the fresh produce industry: inspiring families to eat more fruits and vegetables, introducing consumers to produce brands, rallying the produce industry to converse with the consumer, and promoting policy to protect and increase the availability of fresh produce at American schools. The Produce Mom educates consumers on how to select, store & serve fresh produce through various platforms, including an online recipe directory, blog posts, Produce Mom Picks® initiative in grocery stores, social media, partnerships with fruit and vegetable suppliers, and television appearances. The Produce Mom has been featured on ABC, CBS, FOX & NBC news affiliates, as well as popular websites like Oprah, Thrillist and Huffington Post. The Produce Mom’s educational program, Find Your Favorite®, has been supported by the USDA Team Nutrition program & State Department of Education. Through Find Your Favorite, The Produce Mom is glamorizing fresh produce as well as providing educators and food service directors with resources to promote the consumption of fruits & vegetables at school. To learn more visit TheProduceMom.com
Source: The Produce Mom