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The My Little Ag Me book "The Vibrant Variety" explores the careers of ag journalist, produce buyer and plant scientist. We've created an online learning module to accompany the book and take learning further!
This free resource is best for 3rd through 5th grade learners and includes:
- Journal prompts for extended learning
- Chapter read alouds
- and much more!
Water: sources, use, conservation introduces 3rd to 5th grade students to the one resource we cannot live without, but take for granted. Water explains, in an engaging student friendly manner, the Hydrologic Cycle, showing how water moves from one physical state to another and how each of these states affects agriculture. It introduces students to watersheds, river basin, and wetlands; explains why irrigation is an important component of good water stewardship.
This book is no longer in print; once the stock is gone, it is gone.
These Problem-Based Learning methods will engage students in the science of water and food production. Best for 6-8th grade students. Questions include:
- Why do we need water?
- Where does water come from?
- Is all water the same?
- How can we responsibly use water?
- How can I be involved with water?
Download for free here!
Make the farm to fork connection with this series of lesson plans that accompany the documentary "True Beef: From Pasture to Plate". This guide contains 8 lessons designed for High School students in a Culinary Arts or Family and Consumer Sciences program, however, STEM connections have been included for all lessons making it easy for teachers to make connections across the curriculum.
The "True Beef" documentary was produced by Pflugerville Independent School District (TX).
Forage quality is defined in various ways but is often poorly understood. The purpose of this publication is to provide information about forage quality, factors affecting forage quality, forage testing, analysis and reporting, and other related information that can be used to increase animal performance and producer profit.
To be used with the Feeding Minds, Cultivating Growth Middle School Unit Bundle Educator’s Guide. Free Educator Guide available under "Free Resources"
Summary: In this coming-of-age story, Ignatius, the youngest of five brothers in a military family grounded in the Christian faith, promises to take care of the ranch while his father is deployed in Iraq. Since his mother left years earlier to pursue life as an artist, and his older brothers are off to school or military training camps, the 11-year-old looks to his grandparents for guidance, but often feels angry and alone trying to keep his heroic promise. Although some of the realities of the Iraq war are threaded in, the author primarily focuses on the details of contemporary Oregonian ranch life.
Test piloted and aligned to the National Learning Standards for Early Elementary Classrooms this educator's guide and its activities and resources accompanies the AFBFA "Book of the Year" How Did That Get In My Lunchbox?
Accompanies the How Did That Get In My Lunchbox? Book and the My Food Connections classroom or cafeteria poster.
This toolkit is designed to offer ideas of anchor phenomena that could be used to create a coherent sequence of science lessons when working to incorporate Next Generation Science Standards into the classroom. Ideas in this toolkit could also serve as phenomena for transfer tasks. We’ve aligned each phenomena to the STEM teaching tools Practice #28.
This is an activity that is fun to do at home with your family. To get ready, have an adult help you find a map of the area you will be traveling. This may be a local city map, a state map, or even a country map if you are going on a long drive. Ask your family if it is ok for you to draw on this map. You’ll want to put a star near every interesting point.