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Students explore genetic engineering and it biological and ethical implications. By conducting experiments with genetically engineered corn and plain corn they determine the difference in taste. Students also discover the effects of herbicides by planting two group of soybeans, one sprayed and the other to left to grow naturally.
Students are introduced to the Gaia hypothesis by examining a conceptual sketch. In groups, they analyze the way they can use Dewey's method for problem solving to solve problems within the environment. They are given a problem facing the environment and present their solutions to the class.
Students explore the history of ingredients in one of the recipes they prepare in class. They examine where each ingredient is produced and under what conditions. In addition, they brainstorm alternatives that are environmentally friendly, healthy and socially applicable.
Students study the ripple effect of the baby boom generation on history and on their lives today. They discover how the rules and conformity of the 1950's set the stage for the rebellious, anti-establishment sixties. They study the textbook on the 1950-1960 and place important events on time-line.
Students analyze agricultural data and make predictions about events in history. In this history lesson, students correlate the relationship between historic events and issues in agriculture to see if there is a correlation. They analyze their data and report it to the class.
For this online interactive history quiz worksheet, learners respond to 46 multiple choice questions about the Cold War. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Second graders explore the food system by viewing videos about food production in class. In this agribusiness activity, 2nd graders discuss where our daily food comes from, where it is grown, and what animals provide our meat and dairy. Students view a farming video in class and complete an agriculture activity on the Internet.
Kids keep score as they take on the roles of buyers and sellers in an agribusiness introduction. They play the game for five rounds, each round is made different by having a new economic element added, a discussion follows. Everything needed to play the game is included.
In this farmer worksheet, students make a spinning wheel to describe the jobs of a farmer. Students create 1 wheel with 8 different jobs for a farmer.
Students split up into groups and research the 7 deserts of the world. In this deserts lesson plan, students state the differences and similarities of the desert habitats each having different roles.
Students explore what types of garbage enter the landfill. In this physical science instructional activity, students explain the importance of recycling. They make a poster about reducing, reusing and recycling materials.
Students examine the ethics of biotechnology and genetically modifying various organisms. They complete various activities and labs on GMOs and then write a position paper regarding their individual opinions on the subject.
Students investigate agricultural careers and all the related jobs tied to them. The lesson has a great introduction with information for the students and teacher. The lesson incorporates drawing and writing to engage multiple intelligences for the right and left brain.
In this diet worksheet, middle schoolers read and examine meat products and record various facts that include production, consumption, and sale of meats.
Eleventh graders explain the causes, course, and consequences of the United States' role in World War II.
Learners create two different types of graphs from the information in the "Farm Facts" booklet (i.e., bar graph, pie chart, etc.). They calculate where your food dollars are spent (on and off farm).
Students problem solve the mean and median of agricultural data by completing a worksheet. They discuss the results of the statistical data.
Students analyze and interpret trends in farmland and population data. They develop line graphs of farmland acreage and population growth in Michigan, compare land use to population growth, and evaluate the pros and cons of developing farmland.
Students research and explain the importance of international trade on American lifestyles. They analyze world farming systems, explore American imports and exports, and discuss how a country's infrastructure affects food and fiber distribution.
Students complete a variety of activities as they examine forms of energy, use of energy, different technologies to harness energy and the ethical implications of these sources and technologies.

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