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

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

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

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.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lecture

Author: Owl Nest Manager

Demystifying Punnett Squares with ConnectedBio

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The goal of this activity is to demystify the science behind Punnett Squares and explore data and statistical representations in genetics and heredity. Begin by breeding two parent mice and observe the ratios in the pie chart as more offspring are bred in each litter. Compare the ratios between different pairs of parents and identify how they are different or similar. Finally, use the simulation controls to show gametes and reveal how each offspring obtained its genotype from its parents.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Concord Consortium

Biosecurity Planning

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Biosecurity is an essential part of maintaining a herd's health as well as the profitability of the operation. This site provides easy to use and comprehensive resources for assessing the current biosecurity protections in an operation, an example of a biosecurity plan, a template for creating a biosecurity plan, and information on communicating to stakeholders about a crisis.

Material Type: Homework/Assignment, Reading

Author: Healthy Farms Healthy Agriculture

Rabies: Create a Community Action Plan

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This activity is a web-based inquiry on how to control the spread of rabies in a community. Students are given a hypothetical situation in which rabies has been found in their home community.  Interaction between the people, pets, wildlife, and livestock in the area is emphasized. An informative lesson on rabies is included.  Students are asked to use different resources to research and develop an action plan to stop the spread of rabies in their community.

Material Type: Homework/Assignment

Author: Owl Nest Manager