This lab introduces students to the effect temperature has on reducing and controlling the growth of bacteria. Students will use conventionally pasteurized and ultra-high-temperature (UHT) milk to observe how different temperatures (hot, room temperature, cool, and freezing) affect the growth of spoilage bacteria. They will also learn about the importance of pasteurization in keeping food safe. Developed by National Ag in the Classroom, this grade 6-8 resource is linked to curriculum outcomes.
Students learn about apple genetics related to production through a hands-on activity, which explores the characteristics of apple varieties. Students will apply their knowledge of heredity and genetics to discover how new varieties of apples are developed through cross-breeding techniques. Developed by National Ag in the Classroom, this grade 6-8 resource is linked to curriculum outcomes.
Are organic foods really healthier than non-organic foods? Are they better for animals? Are they better for the environment? Bjorn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, explains.
Learn about crop protection and pesticide use from this Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan Resource.
Hear from a real dairy producer why dairy cows are skinny. You can even ask them a question about dairy cattle or milk!
Watch the video to learn about laying hens. Read the article to see Alberta Egg Producer’s answers to student questions.
Watch this video to learn about the milking process and innovative technologies used on some dairy farms today! Read the article to learn more about dairy cattle, including hot topics like hormones, antibiotics and safety regulations.
Watch this video to see how potatoes are harvested. Read more to discover different potato products and why YOU should eat a potato!
Watch this video to see a time lapse of a canola crop seed to harvest. Read more to learn about the health benefits of canola, and the innovative products made from the crop.
Do you know which everyday products come from wheat? Read more to learn about wheat production, harvest, and products.