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Your local grocery store conducted a survey of their customers and found that customers want to know where their food comes from. The store has hired your team to create an augmented reality video that will be triggered by an image at the grocery store and tell the story of where that food product came from.
Students will learn about the source of dairy products and how butter is made. This fun activity will have them curious about dairy cows and start the scientific inquiry process.
Students will sequence photographs to tell the story of Seed to Cereal, while learning about corn production, beef production, ethanol production, and food production in general.
Students will compare and contrast corn and soybean plants, the growth and development, and how each are used for different purposes and make different products that all of us use daily. Students will also learn and identify the parts of a monocot and dicot and measure growth.
Students will be able to understand how heredity affects agricultural decisions regarding wanted traits in animals, and will understand that DNA contains genes which carry traits from generation to generation.
This lesson is designed to supplement a high school English class reading The Crucible or a high school history class studying the Salem Witch Trials. Students will understand one theory of the cause of the witch trials and how they could have been prevented.
Students will learn the importance of corn production to Iowa and the nation, understand what a by-product is and how they are used, and discover the weights and sizes of different measurements of corn.
These four lessons accompany the FARMLAND Film and dive deeper into issue discussed in the film like Animal Welfare, Farm Risk, Farm Size, and GMOs. There are also facilitated discussion questions. Students will learn about the care of livestock on farms and consider regulations and government’s role in the industry. Students will understand farm-related risk and how it relates to the risk in everyday life. Students will explore farm size in the U.S. and how farmers are able to feed a growing population. Students will gain a basic understanding of genetically engineered crops and compare conventional and organic farming practices.
The students will compare the physical similarities and differences of farm animal adults and their offspring. They will also identify the correct names of common farm animals and match the picture of an adult animal with the baby.
Students will understand the concepts of purchasing goods and the differences between needs and wants through the lens of a farmer and how they market their grain or livestock.
To learn about history, culture, and innovation in agriculture by comparing old and new farm tools, machines and methods used to plant, harvest, and store corn.
To help students understand some key differences and similarities between large-scale (farmer) and small-scale (gardeners) food production, while helping students learn to make connections, communicate, and use visual aids to portray concepts.