Ag in My Community
Students will read and learn about agriculture in their own community and across the state. Students will identify agricultural commodities produced in their county, along with businesses that support agriculture and agritourism opportunities available in their area. Students will sample soil from the area and conduct experiments to identify soil types. Students will construct a simple rain gauge to measure rainfall and compare their results with official totals.
Students mark bingo cards as they recognize the farm animal sounds in the song "The Farmer in the Dell."
Students use flash cards to learn names for mother and baby farm animals, then play a game in which students designated as babies must find students designated as mothers.
Students read about the various jobs dogs do on the farm and research to find information about some common herd dog breeds.
How Germs Spread
Grades 3-5: Health, Math, English Language Arts, Science
Students will conduct scientific experiments to learn how germs are spread. Students will participate in a simulation of how germs spread, analyze the data and express the results as a fraction of the whole and as a decimal. Students will simulate exposure to multiple germs simultaneously. Students will chart frequency and number of exposures.
How Germs Spread
Grades 6-8: Health, Math, English Language Arts, Science
Students will identify behaviors that avoid or reduce health risks to self and others. Students will conduct scientific experiments to learn how germs are spread. Students will research diseases and identify the classification, transmission, symptoms and prevention or control and write a research paper. Students will collect and analyze data and make statistical calculations.
Made From Animals
Matching farm animals with the products they produce.
Taming the Wild Aurochs
Students read about the development of animal husbandry, outline the information and arrange steps in sequence.
They Don't Just Eat Grass
Students compare and contrast different energy values of feeds by graphing the net energy for maintenance and percentage of fat for a variety of feed types.
A Trip to the Animal Fair
Students examine the needs of pets and other animals and compare them with their own needs.
- Agriculture in Art
- The Cornell Farm, 1848 by Edward Hicks
- The County Agent by Norman Rockwell
- The Farm, 1649 by Paulus Potter
- The Farm, 1855 by Charles-Francois Daubigny
- Farm Channel, 1996 by Wayne Thiebaud
- Farm Courtyard in Normandy, 1863 by Claude Monet
- Farm Yard, 1947 by Mabel Dwight
- Village by Niko Pirosmani