Students will utilize previously gained knowledge about the impact of land management practices on ecosystems to design, conduct and analyze an experiment to measure biodiversity and/or invertebrate ecosystem role in a field community. They will identify ecosystems that have been heavily and lightly impacted by human activities and make predictions about biodiversity in the area. They will then test and analyze the information gathered and apply what this means about the biodiversity in these ecosystems and the implications this may have on the region.
This lesson presents an overview of Natural Resources. Learners then complete a poster identifying and classifying Natural Resources. This represents a portion of the Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) series in Nebraska middle and high school agricultural education.
This series of lessons includes lectures and activities to demonstrate judging the condition of soil for a given area of land, the qualities of that soil, and identifying management actions to correct the condition if needed.
Learners will identify sources of air pollution, explain the greenhouse effect, and detail procedures for improving and maintaining air quality. This represents a portion of the Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) series in Nebraska middle and high school agricultural education.
This seven-day lesson covers the ins and outs of Nebraska wildlife mammals. During the lesson, students explore wildlife mammals, learn extensive information about each mammal, and are evaluated on their ability to identify each mammal by pelt/hide. The list of wildlife mammals is based on the species identification component of the Nebraska FFA Environmental & Natural Resources competition.
Show students what forestry and woodland management looks like with this collection of images providing extensive visual examples of regeneration practices, nursery operations, intermediate treatments, and forest products.
- Career and Technical Education
- Forestry and Agriculture
- Life Science
- Material Type:
- Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health
- International Society of Arboriculture
- The University of Georgia - Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources and College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
- US Forest Service
- USDA Identification Technology Program
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This Lesson will examine the definition of Soil using written and video references. The lesson will also demonstrate how to identify different soil types by examining the texture of different soil samples. The lab portion will allow students to collect, evaluate and determine soil texture and type using the hands-on ribbon method. The lesson is meant to be conducted over a period of two to three days depending on class period length.
This lesson presents an overview of Wildlife Management. Learners will identify characteristics of wildlife, relationships between wildlife, identify approved practices in wildlife management and research a wildlife animal. This represents a portion of the Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) series in Nebraska middle and high school agricultural education.