Agriculture Careers Teacher Resources
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Now here is a very well-designed resource describing the types of jobs available to those interested in pursuing an agricultural career. Each job type is defined by the education required, average annual salary, and job expectations. It's never to early to start planning for the future!
I Want a Job in Agriculture
Upper graders explore agriculture careers. They brainstorm possible careers in the agricultural field and choose a career of interest to them. Everyone writes a paper about different aspects of this career using the six traits of writing model.
Students explore various careers in agriculture. As a class, they match careers with the definitions of jobs. Students create their own Bingo card by placing given pictures of careers on the paper. After several careers are discussed, students play a Bingo game.
How Many Jobs In A Loaf Of Bread?
Learners develop career awareness and skill building for job performance. After completing an inventory of interests and skills, students link their career choice to a the agricultural components contained in their choice. Thy determine whether their career interest can be pursued through an agricultural career. Loaf of bread analogy is used to link jobs to agricultural.
Farm to Lunch: Exploring Agricultural Careers
Fourth graders examine Utah's economic structure and learn about agricultural careers. In this agricultural careers lesson, 4th graders follow agricultural products from their source to the lunch table. Students chart their results to understand the many jobs involved in getting the food to the table.
Picture This Agricultural Career
Pupils study agricultural careers. For this agricultural study lesson, students brainstorm careers related to agriculture and complete a worksheet about the topic. As teams, pupils pick an 'ag career' from the hat and act out the career for the other team to try and guess. Students answer discussion questions and may complete extension activities.
Source Search: Agricultural Products
Farmers just farm, right? Find out how important agricultural products are to our modern society. Learners will explore the foods, textiles, and fuels made from industrial farm goods. They'll also explore the idea of choosing an agricultural career as their future profession. The full printable lesson, web links, online games, PowerPoints, and 10 different short movie links are included.
Grow it Now, Drive it Later?
What do corn and career exploration have in common? A lot, if you're considering an agricultural career that contributes to alternative fuel resources. Through a series of films, presentations, activities, and readings, learners will explore the possibilities of growing corn and algae to produce fuel. Note: Everything needed to complete the lesson plan is included.
What's Your Agricultural Experience?
Consider sharing information about a fast growing career cluster with your class. They'll discuss the careers and higher education associated with agricultural careers. A worksheet, web links, and video links make exploring the world of agriculture easy.
Space Age Technology Comes to Earth
Both GPS and GIS are now used regularly in agricultural careers. Explore the new technologies that require higher education for those interested in agri-science careers. Upper graders examine how agriculturalists use new technologies by exploring several websites, watching a video, and engaging in a hands-on activity.
Agricultural Education: First Day of Class
The first day of class is always exciting! Here is a first day lesson intended to introduce new ag-ed students to what they'll be doing and learning throughout the semester. The class introduction focuses on three topics: understanding the agriculture program, agricultural career clusters, and personal interests.
Tootsie Roll, Tootsie Roll, Who Art Thou?
Learners discuss gender role stereotyping and males and females in non-traditional work roles. They debate and discuss opinions as a group, and then as a class, concerning "men only" and "women only" jobs
The Chemistry of Fertilizers
Students use a series of hands-on labs and activities, practice problems, discussions and writing assignments, students investigate about fertilizer chemistry as they break compounds into ions, make a fertilizer and test various fertilizers for phosphate content. They answer the questions of what nutrients are required by plants, how these nutrients are obtained and the issues related to fertilizers.
Space Age Technology Comes to Earth
Students explore eight career and technical areas and make connections with business, family and consumers, and technology. They examine and describe how agriculture and natural resources impact our quality of life. They explore and identify emerging technologies and careers in agriculture.
How Many Hats Does a Farmer Wear
For 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.
Soil Acidity and Leaching
Young scholars are introduced to the concept of acids and bases and arouse curiosity about acids and bases in daily life. They are introduced to the measurement of soil pH. Pupils are introduced to the effect of soil pH on nutrient cycling and loss. They are also introduced to the environmental impact of soil acidity.
Colors of our Earth
Students are introduces to soil profile classification. They remember that classification of soils is an important aspect of studying soils as it aids in predicting how soils react to weathering, transport nutrients or pollution. Pupils use soil classification to help in determining the types of plants that are appropriate for a specific soil type.
Super Stream Keeper's
Students are introduced to Delaware's waterways as precious resources used for drinking water, water for agricultural and industrial uses, recreational areas, and as habitats for wildlife. They are introduced to wastewater discharges, storm water runoff carrying pollutants, and disruption in stream habitat that often degrade streams.
Soil Detectives: The Case of the Lost Friends
Students show how soil varies across the landscape, they explain how soil can be used to solve mysteries. Pupils are introduced to techniques that would be used to distinguish soils from different places.
Agricultural Career Investigation
Discuss the possibilities of a career in agriculture with your class. They will view a movie, two presentations, visit three websites, and investigate the types of careers available to those seeking employment in the agricultural field. Farming, business, and agriculture-science are all potential career opportunities.