It’s important for students to understand why resources are important. Take some time to help your students understand the risks of food security as we strive to feed a growing population. There are food security risks in all parts of the world, and there is one prominent threat that we all contribute to—food waste.
Did you know that all crops require 17 nutrients to grow?
Or that different crops remove different amounts of nutrients from the soil when harvested?
Use Canola as a great example of an agriculture success story! Curriculum-based lesson plans and facts are prepared specifically for grade 7-9 students to pick up and discuss how canola plays a role in sustainable agriculture. Everything is provided in these free resources!
Canola was first developed in Canada; hence, the name ‘Can’ stands for Canada and ‘Ola’ stands for Oil.
Use these FREE, curriculum-based resources to learn about a leading oil seed that produces food for us, feed for livestock and fuel for our vehicles!
Immerse yourself – literally – in virtual Canadian farm and food tours.
Farm and Food Care Ontario is providing users with the opportunity to explore real life Canadian farms and food processing facilities.
Students learn how pH affects nutrient uptake in plants. Students then measure the pH in soil samples and determine if/how their soil should be modified through soil amendments. Developed by National Ag in the Classroom, this grade 9-12 resource is linked to curriculum outcomes.
In this hands on activity, students examine what happens to different types of soil when mixed with water. Next, students explore the components of soil (sand, silt, and clay) and examine how these particles effect water retention and air space in the soil. Developed by National Ag in the Classroom, this grade 9-12 resource is linked to curriculum outcomes.
Students learn that soil is made of different components such as sand, silt, and clay and examine how these particles effect water absorption and air space in the soil. Developed by National Ag in the Classroom, this grade 6-8 resource is linked to curriculum outcomes.
Students will discover that just like humans, plants also need a balance of essential nutrients to be healthy. Students will also diagnose plant nutrient deficiencies, define fertilizers as a source of plant nutrients, and appreciate that fertilizers help to restore a healthy balance of soil nutrients for crops. Developed by National Ag in the Classroom, this grade 9-12 resource is linked to curriculum outcomes.