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A better way to fertilize

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 00:36 What are the four things a plant needs to grow? What is the one thing plants can’t get on their own? Why do we use fertilizer?
  2. 01:02 Name one positive thing fertilizer has done for our food supply and one negative side effect of making and using fertilizer.
  3. 01:11 What form of pollution is mentioned by Karsten Temme, CEO of Pivot Bio, in the video, and how does it compare to carbon dioxide?
  4. 01:47 What is a possible replacement for fertilizer that is already in our soil? Why can’t we use this naturally occurring part of soil to grow enough food and stop using fertilizer?
  5. 02:16 How does Pivot Bio get plants the nitrogen they need without using fertilizer?