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Oklahoma Agriculture in the Classroom


Agricultural Products

Agricultural Products
Ag in My Classroom
Items in the classroom made from Oklahoma agricultural products (Ag Day Contest lesson).
Ag in the Outfield
The student will learn about the many agricultural products used in a baseball game.
Ag in the Playing Fields
The many ways agriculture is necessary for all your students' favorite sports.
Agriculture—It Doesn't Just Happen: The Work of the Ag Research Service
Students use research skills to find information about agriculture research projects and use gathered information in a variety of presentations.
Biomass: The Energy of the Future
Students will use research skills to gather information on renewable fuels. Students will compile information on a graph and compare and contrast the pros and cons for developing the fuels for use.
The Chemistry of Butter
Students will read about butter and conduct experiments to observe chemical reactions and changes in properties in milk.
Chewed Paper and Sticky Stuff
Students make adhesives from some common food substances and use flour paste to make pinatas and other crafts from papier mache.
Clothesline Sleuth
Students trace the origins of various clothing items to their agricultural sources.
Corn Cob Toys
Students will make toys from corn cobs and learn of the many uses for corn, both historically and today.
A Day Without Ag
Students will spell the word "agriculture," discuss its meaning and read about the impact of agriculture to them. Students will identify everyday things made from agriculture. Students will sort items made from agriculture. Students will count how many people in their class have used different agriculture products. They will write numbers or tally marks to show their results.
The Eastern Redcedar
Students read three articles about Oklahoma's eastern redcedar and find the central idea and supporting facts and author's point of view. Students conduct scientific investigations with eastern redcedar samples. Students identify the range of the eastern redcedar.
From Bolls to Bolts
Students read statements about cotton manufacturing and place them in chronological order.
The History of Ethanol in America
Students will explore the production of biofuels from the 1850s to the present.
Hogs On A Diet
Students identify an assortment of feed grains and learn the importance of eating a variety of foods, both for themselves and for farm animals.
Made From Animals
Students match animals with the products they produce.
Making the Most of Milk: Understanding Lactose Intolerance
Students will learn what causes lactose intolerance and carry out a laboratory activity to test a treatment for lactose intolerance.
Making Paper
Students make paper from recycled paper.
Oklahoma Forests
Students will use their senses to observe and write about a tree, read about Oklahoma forest regions, locate the different forest regions on a map of Oklahoma, create map legends based on the reading, and create models of trees.
Oklahoma Grown
The student will learn which Oklahoma crops grow in which counties.
Oklahoma's Other Oilfields
Students learn about oilseed crops - canola, soybeans, cottonseeds and sunflower seeds - and how oil is extracted from them.
The Peanut Wizard
The student will read information about George Washington Carver and outline the information.
The Story of Milk
Student learn where milk comes from and place the steps in sequence.
Truth or Hogwash?
Students will work in teams to play a game in which they answer true/false questions about swine and then research and develop questions of their own.
What's At Your Tailgate?
Students read about the history of tailgating and identify the agricultural sources of some typical foods and objects associated with tailgating. Students research and write about products used in tailgating and about festivals around the state. Student write creative stories about tailgate parties. Students use their math skills to plan a class tailgate party.
What's in Your Picnic Basket?
Students read about the history of picnics and explore the agricultural source of several items associated with picnics.
Will Your Car Run on Grass? How Biomass Becomes Alcohol
Students conduct experiments with yeast to determine what substances promote fermentation.