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Discover how science has shaped the way we farm in these fun activities. Explore regenerative agriculture, soil, animal welfare and more! This activity book was a special project brought to you by The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture (AFBFA) and made possible through generous support of sponsor, Danone North America.
The 2021 Food and Farm Facts series features interesting and educational facts about food in America - how and where it is grown, and who produces it. Color photographs and USA Today-style graphics illustrate the many fascinating facets of today’s agriculture. The series includes a 33-page book with map insert.
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?
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Two percent of the U.S. population is directly involved in production agriculture. Too often, people do not truly understand where their food comes from. This challenge addresses the lack of awareness around agriculture production and the process that food takes from farmer to consumer. The final product of this challenge is to create a food truck that analyzes the farm to fork process. Through this challenge, students will become more aware about how food travels from the farm to their community through this exciting challenge.
There are multiple factors at play and many cattle ranchers must consider many things when running their operation. Today’s beef is produced using fewer resources than ever before, but there is still more to be done. Through this challenge, students will become more aware of the intricacies of beef production. After thoughtful research to evaluate how these challenges exist globally, nationally, and locally, students will design, test, and demonstrate a solution that optimizes production as well as economic, environmental, and social needs.
Pollinator populations are shrinking, and several factors are contributing to this disturbing globalc trend. There are growing concerns as to what the impact will be on food production. Through this challenge, students will become more aware of the important role pollinators play in our daily lives and how to help protect the various populations. After thoughtful research, students will design, test and demonstrate a solution that will sustain or improve pollinator well-being.