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Litton Classroom Projects

Food Preservation - Food Science Class
January 17, 2012
Mr. Black's Food Science and Technology class at the Litton Agriculture Education Center are putting a new meaning to the phrase "Learning by Doing" in the effects of food preservation at the Litton Agri-Science Learning Center. The students did an experiment on the effect of sodium nitrate on the preservation of meat. The students took a quarter pound of hamburger and added sodium nitrate and then compared it with a quarter pound of hamburger without sodium nitrate. Sodium Nitrate helps preserve the meat by killing bacteria, the students looked at the difference in color and texture of the meat.

Earning to Live - Ag Science II
January 24, 2011

Students at the Litton Agriculture Education Center are learning the meaning of "Earning to Live". Students in Mrs. Schreiner's Ag Science II classes are working with the Missouri Agriculture Education Record Book to try and figure out the value of their own money. The Record Book is financial record keeping system for agriculture that combines placement, production, and directed experience SAE programs in a paper format. It contains sheets for recording receipts, expenditures, summary forms (which includes cash flow, depreciation, inventory, balance, profit/loss statements,) supplemental (which includes ownership, placement, competencies, budget, enterprise analysis, loan/interest record, and breeding /performance records,) and FFA forms (that includes tracking FFA participation and leadership activities as well as records for non-FFA.) Students use all these pages to track their SAE project as well as their personal items. Learning how to keep track and utilize the money they have provides a strong foundation for them becoming financially independent.

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