This exciting role-playing lesson opens students' eyes to all of the many people that grow, research, process, and transport food, fiber, and wood products. This lesson will inspire students about the potential of working in agriculture.
Students discover the many different aspects of life on a dairy farm. From investigating the historical significance of dairy breeds to conquering mathematical business challenges, students will understand why milk matters.
Students grow mold on apple slices to simulate fungus diseases that attack apple trees. Students apply various “treatments” to apple slices, hypothesize which places and treatments are ideal for growing molds, and observe and name the molds like a plant pathologist
While pumpkins are called vegetables, they are actually fruits. Technically, a fruit is the edible fleshy part of the plant that surrounds the seeds. In this activity students investigate the insides of these fruits, what the cavities look like, how seeds are attached at the ribs, and the number of seeds in pumpkins of different sizes.
Pumpkins are a great manipulative for math and science exploration. These activities are ideal to follow up field trips and make the most of the natural connections between pumpkins and math and science.
Oregon farmers and ranchers grow and produce more than 220 different commodities. In fact, Oregon is in the top 3 states for most diverse crops, climates, topography, and agriculture variety. This worksheet, ABCs of Oregon Agriculture, will teach students about the amazing agricultural diversity.
Categories: Agriculture, Language Arts, Natural Resources | Age: K - 5th