All resources in Nebraska Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Economic Systems - Create a Country Project

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This lesson introduces students to the three main types of economic systems, command, market, and mixed. Students work with limited knowledge, not knowing about mixed systems until the very end. This allows students to see the pieces of command systems and market systems that are present in the United States and in their “ideal” economies.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Homework/Assignment

Author: Arielle Levine

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.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Owl Nest Manager

Idea Storm Activity

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This activity guides students through an ‘idea storm’ where they practice identifying a pain point, or opportunity, in the context of exploring business ownership, entrepreneurship, and Supervised Agricultural Experiences as part of agricultural education.  Developed by Engler Entrepreneuship Program, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Owl Nest Manager

Precision Agriculture Basics

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Precision Agriculture Basics is three lesson plans to give students a basic understanding of Precision Agriculture.  It includes:1. Definition of Precision Agriculture2. Uses, Tools and Processes of Precision Agriculture3. Variability in Precision Agriculture

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Homework/Assignment

Author: Carmel Miller

What Is GIS?

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Geographic information systems (GIS) are important technology that allows rapid study and use of spatial information. GIS have become increasingly prevalent in industry and the consumer/internet world in the last 20 years. Historically, the basis of GIS was in mapping, and so it is important to understand the basis of maps and how to use them as well as why they are different from GIS. In this lesson, students learn the value of maps, how to use maps, and the basic components of a GIS. They are also introduced to numerous GIS applications.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Authors: Andrey Koptelov, Nathan Howell

Making Maps that Matter with GIS

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The Nature of Geographic Information is an orientation to the properties of geographic data and the practice of distance learning. The purpose of this course is to promote understanding of the Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS&T) enterprise. GIS&T is the intersection of professions, institutions, and technologies that produce geographic data and render information from it. It is a rapidly growing and evolving field. Learning is a way of life for all GIS&T professionals. With this in mind, I hope that this text may contribute to your lifelong exploration of how geospatial technologies can be used to improve the quality of life-yours and your neighbors', locally and globally, now and in the future.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: David DiBiase

Electrical Wiring: Branch Circuits

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In this lesson on branch circuits in electrical wiring, students will explore installing devices, calculating load and location, and safety in electrical wiring of branch circuits. Documents include a slide presentation and notes, NEC diagram, and four student practice worksheets.  

Material Type: Homework/Assignment, Lecture Notes, Lesson

Author: Owl Nest Manager

Animal Science Injection Lab

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In this lesson, students will discover how to administer three different types of injections (Subcutaneous, Intramuscular, and Intravenous) though a hand-on activity. Students will use actual syringes and needles to administer medication to their animal (hamburger buns in a sandwich bag). Along with the injection lab students will learn the difference between medications and vaccinations, and why they are both important!

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Morgan Segner