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4-H Honey Bee Project Orientation
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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

Subject:
Environmental Science
Agriculture
Environmental Studies
Education
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
The Bee Cause Project
Date Added:
03/31/2021
AFNR Career Development Event Stations
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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. 

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kaitlin Taylor
Date Added:
07/29/2021
Afghan Poppies, Climate Change and War: Thinking Systemically About Us and Them
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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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Subject:
Environmental Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Agriculture
Environmental Studies
Biology
Anthropology
Economics
Sociology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Author:
Karen Litfin
Date Added:
12/01/2021
Ag Econ Apprentice
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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.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Owl Nest Manager
Date Added:
08/08/2022
Ag Shop Safety
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 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. 

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Macon Beck
Date Added:
07/13/2017
Agricultural Current Events Journal
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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.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Owl Nest Manager
Date Added:
04/27/2022
Agriculture Adventure
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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.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Author:
Wyoming Stewarship
Date Added:
08/21/2019
Agriculture in a Bottle
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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.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
North Carolina State University
Provider Set:
Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development
Author:
Illana Livstrom
Date Added:
03/03/2016
Agriscience Fair
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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.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Author:
Owl Nest Manager
Date Added:
04/27/2022
Alert System Helps Strawberry Growers Reduce Costs
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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.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/10/2016
Anatomy of an Apple (PreK - 1st Grade) Agricultural STEM Activity
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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.

Subject:
Agriculture
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
Columbia Gorge STEM Hub
Date Added:
08/06/2020
Animal Health - Administering Drugs
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This is a lesson that can be used to teach beginning Introduction to Agriculture students about the types of drugs we administer to animals. Students then get to complete a hands-on lab activity where they learn about and demonstrate four types of injections.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Author:
Alex Cumming
Date Added:
07/23/2020