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.

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! 

Educator Guides   |   Grades 9 - 12

Syngenta Summer Fellowship Educator’s Guide

Biotechnology and Agri-Science STEM education 

This collection of lesson plans was authored by North Carolina teachers after their experience in the Syngenta Summer Fellowship program. The Fellowship is a 10-day experience that immerses STEM teachers into the world of agricultural biotechnology. These lessons are separate (not culminating) and therefore can be used individually.

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