Horticulture Teacher Resources

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Here's a five-star lesson plan in which inquisitors conduct sophisticated experimentation with cellular respiration in plant seeds. Placing seeds in a closed system they measure the amount carbon dioxide produced and relate it to respiration rates, varying either the moisture, temperature, or amount of light. Thorough background information and teachers' notes are provided, but the mentioned lab sheet is not. If your biologists, ecologists, or botanists are able to perform this inquiry, then they can also write their own lab reports.
Twelfth graders explore the fascinating world of orchid production including propagation, care, culture, and finishing. They complete market research and design a production schedule for an orchid crop of their choice. They write a short essay on one orchid classification and present an in class verbal report.
Students recognize the importance of saving energy to save natural resources. In this saving energy lesson, students complete a worksheet to find types of electricity meters in their homes. Students use meter readings to calculate energy consumption. Students analyze results and try to find ways to save energy.
Young scholars become familiar with the work of Claude Monet and his garden paintings.  In this Monet lesson, students compare the garden works of Claude Monet.  Young scholars examine pictures for the colors in his paintings. Students complete a word search to find the English and French names of the colors.
Discover Oklahoma's first farmers. Read about 14 different agriculture workers and their contribution to Oklahoma's farming. After reading, have your class complete several activities such as researching an agriculturist, writing a research paper, creating a wanted poster, and working on an Oklahoma map. Note: There are a variety of cross-curricular applications provided in this resource.
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. 
What better way to understand the science behind food and agriculture, than to complete an experiment? Kids sour milk, observe changes due to bacteria, and alter temperatures to cause reactions. They also explore the process of making cheese and milk by watching four different videos.
Do you or your learners know where apples or potato chips come from? If not, you will after this lesson plan. To explore careers in agriculture, learners first examine the importance of agriculture to our nation. They view several movies describing products that come from America's Heartland, play an online game, and visit a website to see a timeline of food production. All necessary links and the lesson plan are included.
In this plant science worksheet, students answer short answer questions about plant science. Students complete 7 questions to get their merit badge.
Students examine the effects of pests on other organisms, crops, and the environment. they construct an insect observation chamber and discover how some insects can be pests in some situations and beneficial in others. They write "pest poems."
Students examine descriptions of a mining company's land-reclamation project. They share information to analyze the environmental impact of the project. Independently, they answer questions on environmental and economic issues surrounding the proposed reclamation of the mined area.
Learners investigate the composting process through a variety of experiments. In this ecology lesson, students discuss the benefits of composting. They examine how compost affect plant growth.
Students define philanthropy and evaluate how the government would functin without the help of volunteers. They write song lyrics, participate in a class discussion, and complete a Venn diagram.
Students describe sexual reproduction in plants, including the process of pollination, how insects assist in pollination, and how pollination differs from fertilization. They also explore the importance of honey bees to Arizona agriculture.
Students explore the composting process and participate in a contest to make the most compost the fastest from the school's kitchen and yard waste.
Young historians explore how technology and science affected life in the state of New Hampshire. They define technology and give personal experiences of how technology affects people and how people have used technology. They compare the technology of today with technology of the past. This lesson could easily be adapted to a different state's history with technology. 
Young scholars examine what changes occur in the forests during the transition from summer to winter.
Students examine factors affecting water quality. They test water in a local body of water to determine its quality. They collect data and continue monitoring the water monthly. They assess water quality in the home and on the farm.
Students determine that the lands the English settled on were owned and inhabited by 70,000 Indians. They consider that the London Company sold land charters to the English, which gave them illegal title to lndian land and that the Puritans established the largest colony, Massachusetts Bay Colony, which had two branches: Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Students perform a series of experiments which show that plants require nutrients in certain quantities. They also cooperatively read materials on the nutrient requirements of plants, fertilizers, composting, and soil management, and students identify plant nutrient deficiencies using a specialized key. Students apply their knowledge to vote on mock ballot propositions that relate to agricultural and urban water issues.

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