Promote STEAM education in secondary schools through investigations of soybean cultivation.
Students learn and apply (i) biology concepts in relation to soybean cultivation; (ii) science and engineering practices for science and engineering inquiry; (iii) skills of using DNA markers and cross-breeding soybeans;
Students realize and appreciate (i) the roles of various STEAM elements in smart soybean cultivation and soybean- industry; (ii) the importance of soybean as protein food and feed and its economic significance to China and the world;
Develop teaching and learning resources using frontier research in soybean cultivation;
Develop a framework for STEAM teaching and foster the competency of secondary teachers in designing and conducting STEAM education, especially for senior level biology.