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Agriculture and Augmented Reality
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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.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation
Author:
Will Fett
Butter Making
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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.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation
Author:
Tracie Phillips
Corn, Soybeans, and You
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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.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation
Author:
Jennifer Hardee
Create Your Own Herd
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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.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation
Author:
Chrissy Dittmer
James Sleep
Ergot and the Crucible
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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.

Subject:
Applied Science
Agriculture
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation
Author:
Will Fett
FARMLAND
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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.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation
Author:
Kelsey Faivre
Farm Animals and Their Babies
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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.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation
Author:
Jennifer Koch
Farm Machines: Then & Now
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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.

Subject:
Agriculture
English Language Arts
Social Science
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation
Author:
Chrissy Dittmer
Cindy Hall
Farmers and Gardeners
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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.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation
Author:
Chrissy Dittmer