#Nutrients4Life Award

May 30, 2014 | 10:05 am

We want to see our curriculum, Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century, in action! Record six short 6 to 10 second videos -or- one 3 to 5 minute video about the curriculum and earn $50 for your science classroom!


To qualify for the $50 award, a science class must create six short videos for Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or Vine. Alternatively, your class may create one 3 to 5 minute video for YouTube. Video subjects include any of the hands-on labs, science concepts, and objectives covered in the curriculum. Elementary, middle school, and high school science classes are eligible. Unfortunately, agriculture science classes are not eligible for this award, but are encouraged to participate in the Foundation’s fantastic Helping Communities Grow program. Individual teachers are eligible to receive one award per year.

Step 1: Study Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century curriculum about soil science and crop nutrients.

Step 2: Create six short videos or one 3 to 5 minute video about the curriculum concepts. Possible topics:

In Search of Essential Nutrients
Properties of Soil
Plant-Soil Interactions
Plant Nutrient Deficiencies
Fertilizers and the Environment

Check out an example:


Step 3: Post the video(s) on at least two forms of social media. Allowable social media networks include YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or Vine. If your science classes have another form of social media they would like to use, please e-mail jmcguire@nutrientsforlife.org for approval prior to entry. Use the hashtag #Nutrients4Life, and tag Nutrients for Life Foundation (handles below) in the videos.

Step 4: Email the original files and links to jmcguire@nutrientsforlife.org. If a minor’s face is recorded, please include signed parental consent forms in the e-mail.

Tag Us!

Facebook: Nutrients for Life Foundation

YouTube: Nutrients4Life Channel

Twitter: @Nutrients4Life

Instagram: @Nutrients4Life

We can’t wait to see what you and your students come up with!