Twelve Stones portrays the heart of Heifer's work - Passing on the Gift ÂŽ - and shows the transformation of a community of women in Nepal from helplessness to hope through Heifer International. This is a preview clip of a documentary produced by Sandy Smolen.
In this activity, students will explore 12 different career development events through a station activity. The purpose of this activity is for students to explore different educational and personal growth opportunities within agricultural education / FFA.Students will have 5 minutes to complete 5 general knowledge questions and 5 questions as a part of a practicum activity. Contests included in this lesson include: Agriscience (2022 theme), Agronomy, Ag Sales, Ag Mech & Tech, Environmental & Natural Resources, Farm & Agribusiness Management, Floriculture, Food Science, Livestock Management, Meat Evaluation, Nursery Landsdape, Vet Science.
This lesson plans helps students prepare for the agricultural industry and storytelling through learning about hot topics in agriculture. Students will explore the basics of these topics that are so important to the agricultural industry in order to be better producers and consumers.
This lesson plans helps students prepare for the agricultural industry and storytelling through audience analysis. Agricultural Communications through various media sources is important for our industry, but only if it’s being used correctly. This lesson helps students to analysis the audience they are communicating with to direct their intentions correctly and make the most of their information.
This lesson plan helps students prepare for the agricultural industry and storytelling through photography. They will learn the basics of how to operate a camera, perfect the lighting, and line up the composition for the perfect photo.
This lesson plans helps students prepare for the agricultural industry and storytelling through social media. Students will learn how impactful social media can be and learn about those in the industry already paving the way to advocate for our industry.
Agricultural Connections is a middle school curricular program framework created by EarthGen. For this unit, we offer professional development training and assistance with implementation. Please let us know if you are interested in implementing this program at your school or district! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Students will write a daily response to an agriculture news story and make connections to thier community and predict the impact of the event on the agriculture industry. Reading current agriculture news will help students be more informed consumers while also helping them to connect content learned in agriculture class to real-world events and applications. Written by Taryn Dameron.
In this seventh grade science Atmosphere and Weather Unit, students will explore the atmosphere, air and water quality, the water cycle, the greenhouse effect, global warming, climate change, and human-environment interaction through a number of experiments, interactive webquests and projects. They will be exposed to the STEM practices behind growing and agriculture in a hands-on, experiential and experimental life science growing project. They will create terrariums in two-liter soda bottles and will focus on the importance of understanding meteorology and the cycling of water and gasses in and out of the Earth and atmosphere in order to effectively plan, grow and harvest.
- Career and Technical Education
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- Lesson Plan
- North Carolina State University
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- Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development
- Illana Livstrom
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One in four jobs in Nebraska are related to agriculture. With one of our main industries being agronomic crops, crop scouting is important to learn. This lesson will test the students' knowledge of all things pests and challenge them to identify the problem in a field.
In Florida's humid climate, strawberry growers are in a constant battle with two kinds of fruit rot. Using a decision support system, they can save money by spraying fields only when the plant diseases are a threat.
In this place-based lesson, students will dissect an apple fruit to learn more about its different parts. Includes activity instructions, extension activities, songs and rhymes, anatomy of an apple student worksheet, and sink or float student worksheet.
NGSS: K-ESS3-1, 1-LS1-1
Time: 30 minutes
Materials: "Apples Grow on Trees" or other book about apples, knife, cutting board, at least three apples, apple parts tray, and apple dissection worksheet.
This is a lesson that can be used to teach beginning Introduction to Agriculture students about the types of drugs we administer to animals. Students then get to complete a hands-on lab activity where they learn about and demonstrate four types of injections.
In this lesson, students will discover how to administer three different types of injections (Subcutaneous, Intramuscular, and Intravenous) though a hand-on activity. Students will use actual syringes and needles to administer medication to their animal (hamburger buns in a sandwich bag). Along with the injection lab students will learn the difference between medications and vaccinations, and why they are both important!
This resource is a video abstract of a research paper created by Research Square on behalf of its authors. It provides a synopsis that's easy to understand, and can be used to introduce the topics it covers to students, researchers, and the general public. The video's transcript is also provided in full, with a portion provided below for preview:
"Antimicrobials are commonly used in agriculture and are important for animal health. This use drives most of the antimicrobial use globally and has led to an increase in antimicrobial resistance (AMR), including resistance to antimicrobials that are critical in human medicine. Researchers recently examined the AMR profiles of over 400 pigs, including wild boars, Tibetan pigs, and commercial pigs, under multiple rearing modes. They identified over a thousand potential antimicrobial resistance gene (ARG) sequences that belonged to 69 different drug resistance classes. From this dataset a few patterns emerged. Tetracycline resistance was the most enriched, but aminoglycoside resistance had the most unique ARGs. Farm-reared pigs had higher AMR levels than semi-free-range pigs or wild boars..."
The rest of the transcript, along with a link to the research itself, is available on the resource itself.
Using the context of apples, students will apply their knowledge of heredity and genetics to distinguish between sexual and asexual reproduction as they explain how new varieties of apples are developed and then propagated to meet consumer demand for a tasty, uniform, consistent product. Photo by Sokmean Nou on Unsplash
In this lesson, students will explore apples using their five senses. Includes activity instructions, extension activities, songs, and apple and five senses realted reading list.
NGSS: K-ESS3-1, 1-LS1-1
Time: 30 minutes
Materials: "Apples Grow on Trees" or other book about apples.
Originally edited by Samuel B. Green and published in 1897, this book is an inventory of apples from John S. Harris. Apples are described to include origin, hardiness, color, size, and disease. This 2019 edition includes the transcribed text and original line drawings, and has been expanded to include a biography of John S. Harris. Professor James Luby introduces 21st century readers to this historical document.
In this lesson, students are introduced to trees and the many things we commonly use that come from trees. Includes introductory movement activity, guided discussion, a matching game, and fun facts.
NGSS: Partially meets 1-LS1-1, 2-PS1-1, 2-PS1-2
Common Core: W.2.7, W.2.8
Time: 30 minutes
Materials: "Apples to Oregon" book and three paper lunch bags labled: wood, food, cellulose.
Students will summarize an article on an agricultural topic and reflect on what surprised or interested them, and name other keywords/topics for future research they found in the article.