South Carolina 4-H Youth Development is the youth component of Clemson University Cooperative Extension, fulfilling the land-grant mission by taking research-based knowledge and educational resources to the state's youth, ages 5-18 years. One component of an SC 4-H Pollinator Program, the Honey Bee Project is an independent-study project that engages youth in the active role of beekeeping, learning the basics of entomology, and gaining an appreciation for pollinators in our world. - South Carolina 4-H Pollinator Program Honey Bee Project Record Book, 2021
In this activity, students will explore 12 different career development events through a station activity. The purpose of this activity is for students to explore different educational and personal growth opportunities within agricultural education / FFA.Students will have 5 minutes to complete 5 general knowledge questions and 5 questions as a part of a practicum activity. Contests included in this lesson include: Agriscience (2022 theme), Agronomy, Ag Sales, Ag Mech & Tech, Environmental & Natural Resources, Farm & Agribusiness Management, Floriculture, Food Science, Livestock Management, Meat Evaluation, Nursery Landsdape, Vet Science.
This contemplative practice inquires into the complex web of interdependencies linking global climate change, the War on Terror, Afghan poppy production, opiate addiction, and food security through the lens of systems theory. The exercise challenges students to consider these linkages not only conceptually but also somatically and emotionally.
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This activity guides students through creating a full business plan through a seven-week competition to become the winner of a fictional Ag Econ Apprentice job. Adapted from activity by Megan Dohrman.
AG Shop Safety Grade Level: 10th-12thSubject: Technology, Power, Structure, and TechnologyDuration: 100 minutesDOK Level: 3SAMR Level: Redefinition Indiana Standard: APST-1.1 Explain the importance of safety in agricultural mechanics APST-1.2 Identify and differentiate between safe and unsafe work practices APST-1.3 Describe the methods utilized to implement safe work practicesObjective: Students will be able to identify and point out safe and unsafe practices in the ag shopEssential Question: What is Ag shop safety?Procedure: Show the video Wood shop SafetyGive the Shop Safety presentationHave the students create and write a safety scene skitPerform the skitsProduct or Assessment: Students will be assessed on the safety unit test.
Students will write a daily response to an agriculture news story and make connections to thier community and predict the impact of the event on the agriculture industry. Reading current agriculture news will help students be more informed consumers while also helping them to connect content learned in agriculture class to real-world events and applications. Written by Taryn Dameron.
Students learn about economic costs and benefits and cultural costs and benefits. By practicing cost-benefit analysis, students discover that decision making is a complex task.
In this seventh grade science Atmosphere and Weather Unit, students will explore the atmosphere, air and water quality, the water cycle, the greenhouse effect, global warming, climate change, and human-environment interaction through a number of experiments, interactive webquests and projects. They will be exposed to the STEM practices behind growing and agriculture in a hands-on, experiential and experimental life science growing project. They will create terrariums in two-liter soda bottles and will focus on the importance of understanding meteorology and the cycling of water and gasses in and out of the Earth and atmosphere in order to effectively plan, grow and harvest.
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- Lesson Plan
- North Carolina State University
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- Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development
- Illana Livstrom
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These resources present an overview of FFA agriscience fair options and requirements, gives tips on recruitment for team members, timeline for project work, and templates for a written report and a poster. Written by Brandon Jacobitz.
In Florida's humid climate, strawberry growers are in a constant battle with two kinds of fruit rot. Using a decision support system, they can save money by spraying fields only when the plant diseases are a threat.
In this place-based lesson, students will dissect an apple fruit to learn more about its different parts. Includes activity instructions, extension activities, songs and rhymes, anatomy of an apple student worksheet, and sink or float student worksheet.
NGSS: K-ESS3-1, 1-LS1-1
Time: 30 minutes
Materials: "Apples Grow on Trees" or other book about apples, knife, cutting board, at least three apples, apple parts tray, and apple dissection worksheet.