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Farmland: GMO’s and Organic Agriculture

Students will examine the film Farmland to compare conventional and organic farming practices and gain basic knowledge of genetically engineered crops. Developed by National Ag in the Classroom, this grade 9-12 resource is linked to curriculum outcomes.

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Digging in to Nutrients

In this lesson plan, students will learn about the different nutrients plants need to grow, and how plants obtain nutrients. Students will also learn how farmers replenish soils with necessary nutrients, and current issues faced by the agricultural production industry. Developed by National Ag in the Classroom, this grade 6-8 resource is linked to curriculum outcomes.

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Conserving Bumble Bees

Through a case study approach, this lesson introduces the importance of bumble bees and other pollinators. Students will examine population surveys and use the scientific method to discuss possible causes for the decline of  pollinators. Students will then determine which strategies are most successful in attracting and supporting bumble bee populations. Developed by National Ag in the Classroom, this grade 9-12 resource is linked to curriculum outcomes.

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Blue’s the Clue: Souring Milk for Science

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.

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Beef: A Healthy Option

Students will learn about the nutritional content of beef and use role playing and research to describe why zinc, iron, protein, and vitamin B12 are important to healthy living. Developed by National Ag in the Classroom, this grade 6-8 resource is linked to curriculum outcomes.

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Biofuels

Students will recognize the importance of fuel energy and the fact that agriculture can produce biofuel; students will identify career opportunities in the biofuel industry. Developed by National Ag in the Classroom, this grade 6-8 resource is linked to curriculum outcomes.

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Apple Genetics

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.

Ag Games & Webquests

Looking to play more Agriculture related games? Look no further! Test your Ag knowledge, play egg-xellent games to learn how eggs travel from the farm to your plate, or discover what it really takes to feed the world with Journey2050 and Farmers2050 through this National Ag in the Classroom Resource.

Genetically Modified Crops

This lesson is designed for students in grades 9-12 to discuss genetically modified crops and the technology behind their existence. The activity provides students with both for and against arguments to give them a well rounded perspective on this controversial crop science.

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The Legendary Farm to Plate

This infographic will teach students how milk travels from the farm to you as a consumer. Be sure to check out the website for excellent curriculum-linked lesson plans, activity ideas, worksheets and presentations.

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