Covercress: Developing a New Cover Crop
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: New November 2022! A weed named field pennycress has been bioengineered into a rotational crop that fits between a corn and soybean crop, which gives farmers a third cash crop per year.

Type of Video: Story*
Unique Video ID: Agriculture-18**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Have students research the differences between ethanol and biodiesel fuels and graph these. Use the graph as supporting material for a presentation on which is better for the environment.


*Story videos employ a narrative form to highlight a topic, location, or practitioner in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.