Planting with Precision

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Following the standard style of the publisher, this lesson begins with a reading excerpt on the topic. Learners read about different types of agricultural equipment and agricultural history. They then work in teams to engineer and test a device that will consistently drop a seed every 15cm over a distance of 60cm. The lesson is a terrific way to demonstrate how technology improves our everyday lives. Use it with a STEM or agriculture unit.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Pros

  • Comprehensive lesson includes background material, a hands-on activity, reflection questions, and additional extension resources
  • Fosters teamwork and problem-solving skills
  • Can be used to address various national curriculum standards
Cons

  • No examples or suggested designs are provided; if you can think of some, it would be helpful to construct and demonstrate