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Learn About Beef

Projects

App | 3rd-5th Grade

All About Beef App

The All About Beef App offers versions of “The Steaks are High” and “Grocery Grab” in one app. In addition to teaching nutrition and environmental facts, the apps also feature kid-friendly beef recipes.

WINNER 2015 Horizon Interactive Awards:

GOLD in Mobile Apps, Education & GOLD in Mobile Apps, Game

Game | 3rd-5th Grade | Math & Science

The Steaks are High

Ever wondered how your delicious beef got to your table? The “steaks” are high for farmers and ranchers who know the importance of caring for animals and the environent in the beef production process. Beef up your math skills as you play!

Industry concepts:

  • Cattle production from cow-calf to feed yard
  • Farmers care for animals
  • Farmers care for the land

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Game | 3rd-5th Grade | Health & Nutrition

Grocery Grab

Become a master meal builder and grocery store expert! In this fun game you’ll beef up your nutrition knowledge.

Industry concepts:

  • Beef Nutrition
  • Confident buying skills

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Classroom Resource | K-5th Grade | Supports all subject areas

Beef Ag Mag e-Reader

Explore this Ag Mag and you’ll discover the power of beef. You’ll also meet some of the amazing men and women who care for their animals, steward (or care for) the land, and provide safe quality food for you and me. Let’s go!

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Classroom Resource | K-5th Grade | Supports all subject areas

Beef Ag Mag Family Guide

This is a great tool for teachers and students in the classroom, but it is also fun for parents and children to dive into at home! Includes sections on beef breeds, nutrition, beef life cycle, career profiles, food safety, label reading information, and other suggested activities.

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Volunteer Guide | 3rd-5th Grade | Health & Nutrition

Beef Volunteer Guide

This resource is intended to equip classroom volunteers with relevant material to share important information about the beef industry with teachers, students and students’ families. In this resource, you will find four standards-aligned lesson plans that highlight important industry information while reinforcing key concepts taught in the classroom.

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Template

Beef Volunteer Templates

Use these templates to make your classroom visits easier! These templates support the Beef Volunteer Guide.

Press Release Template (DOC) | School Letter Template (DOC)

Classroom Resource | 3rd-5th Grade | Science, English Language Arts

The Stage is Set for Beef

This lesson plan guides learners through the lifecycle of the beef animal, from cow-calf, to stocker ranch, to feed yard and finally processing.

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Classroom Resource | 3rd-5th Grade | Science & English Language Arts

Beef Up Your Nutrition

Learn about the power of beef in a healthy diet. This lesson plan guides learners through the process of creating a meal plan based on the My Plate guidelines, using beef as a lean protein source.

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Classroom Resource | 3rd-5th Grade | Science & English Language Arts

After School Resource Kit: Beef Education

Fun, quick activities that support learning after school or in an informal setting. Here are some fun activities for schools, teachers and families in your community to start the conversation about beef.

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Toolkit

Immersive Experience Toolkit

Explore the 2016 On the Farm Author Experience and discover tips and tricks for hosting your own immersive experience.

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Templates

Immersive Experience Templates

Download free templates to host your own immersive experience.

  • Facilitator Agenda
  • Participant Agenda
  • State Organization Letter
  • Application Template
  • Acceptance Letter
  • Confirmation Form
  • Travel Form
  • Lunch with a Farmer Invite
  • Welcome Letter
  • Thoughts and Starters

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Classroom Resource | 3rd-5th Grade | Science & English Language Arts

The Science of Beef Toolkit

Bring science to life with real-world applications of scientific principles. This kit contains 8 learning tools which support Next Generation Science Standards Life Science Disciplinary Core Ideas.

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Online Activity | 3rd-5th Grade | Science & English Language Arts

Beef Heritage eComic

Click and flip your way through these exciting comic books that help connect kids to food, fiber and energy! Students will get a kick out of these easy-to-navigate online-readers.

View eBook | Download Print Version (PDF)

Online Activity | 3rd-5th Grade | Science & English Language Arts

The Big Race

Click and flip your way through these exciting comic books that help connect kids to food, fiber and energy! Students will get a kick out of these easy-to-navigate online-readers.

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Activity Sheet | 3rd-5th Grade | Math

Pasture Cow-Culations

Beef cattle eat grass for most of their life. They graze on grass that often could not be used to grow other crops. Learners will use math skills to determine the right pasture for each herd of cattle.

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Activity Sheet | 3rd-5th Grade | Science

Built from Beef

Beef is one of the many products we get from cattle, but it isn't the only thing! Learners will discover how cattle biproducts provide many of the things we use every day.

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Online Activity | 3rd-5th Grade | Science & English Language Arts

Kid-Friendly Beef Recipes

Make dinner fun for all ages with kid-approved recipes that satisfy picky palates and grown-up sensibilities. Get the family together and enjoy mealtime with these free printables.

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