Free Resources & Lesson Plans

Downloadable activities and lesson plans about agriculture and links to more agricultural education materials. For even more suggestions check out our Food & Ag Resource Guide.

Educator Guides   |   Grades 6 - 8

Discover Ag Careers

The resources in this kit are based on each career focus area. Each area includes: 

  • One lesson that introduces students to the career focus area and associated career opportunities
  • Three standards-based, interdisciplinary supplemental activities that each feature a different career from that area
  • One take-home activity sheet that introduces students to another career from that area through a fun, engaging activity

The resources are designed to focus on one career focus area each month during the school year. If you choose to follow this structure, we recommend having a weekly career day. The main lesson is presented the first week of the month, followed by the three supplemental activities

Make it a complete kit! Get the 9 Ag Career Posters and the Name that Ag Career Card Game!

Activities  

Goodnight Tractor

These fun free downloadable activities are a perfect follow up to reading "Goodnight Tractor"!

Lesson Plans   |   Grades 7 - 10

Bringing Biotechnology to Life

Brought to you by The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture in partnership with the International Food and Information Council Foundation, www.foodinsight.org

Answers questions: What is DNA?; What is selective breeding? How can we examine DNA?; What is biotech?; How do researchers compare DNA?; Where would we be without "GMOs"?; How is biotech used? 

Lesson Plans  Online Learning   |   Grades 9 - 12

Sustainable Agriculture Lesson plans


Sustainable Agriculture Lesson Plans are for grades 9-12 with the goal of increasing students' knowledge about the social, economic, environmental, and production components of sustainable farming and ranching in the 21st century.  
 
At the end of each lesson, students will complete an Online Learning Experience that corresponds with the respective lesson plan. 

Lesson Plans   |   Grades 3 - 5

Peanut Activity Cards

Learn all about peanuts in this collection of 12, easy to implement 3rd-5th grade lesson plans/activities

Lesson Plans   |   Grades K - 6

Agriculture & The Environment

Last updated in 2012 - The “Teacher’s Guide on Agriculture & the Environment” for grades 6-9 is designed to show how most agricultural and environmental issues involve trade-offs. All decisions need to be supported
by reliable, science-based information that is implemented carefully and in a practical manner.

Dive Into Water Careers!

Water careers online learning experience. This tool is to be used to support Lesson Plan 5 of Dive In! Exploring the Science of Water and Food Production.

Activities   |   Grades Pre-K - 3

Farm to Cart

This printable board game introduces PreK-Elementary players to the general process for the production of various agricultural products. Players will become aware that farmers use land in different ways to grow crops.

Online Learning  

My American Farm

This free online learning platform offers more than 20 agriculturally-themed games and 120+ free educator resources such as lesson plans, activity sheets and comics.

Educator Guides  

Food Science Fun

This facilitator guide is what you need to put on easy hands on student workshops about science and food. Perfect ideas for fairs, ag days, science camps, day camps, after school programs and more! 

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