Spring has arrived and pollen is in the air. Baby Bear does not like the pollen-it sticks to his fur and makes him itchy and sneezy. He’s allergic! Achoo! He just wishes the pollen were gone. When his friends gather to tell him why they need pollen, Baby Bear learns that pollen is good for the forest and provides food for many animals, including him! Pollen might be something we all love to hate, but can we really live without it? This story explains why we need it.
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Categories: Gardening, General Agriculture | Type: Book | Age: K - 5th
How have thriving elk populations of thousands dwindled to mere hundreds in just a matter of years? Author Ted B. Lyon asserts the wolf is at fault. He also blames the wolf for the rampant spread of infectious diseases among livestock populations and the decimation of wild deer, moose, sheep, and domestic animals alike. A trial lawyer with over 37 years of litigation experience, Lyon proves his case in The Real Wolf: The Science, Politics, and Economics of Co-Existing with Wolves in Modern Times. In this detailed yet easy-to-read essay collection, authors Ted B. Lyon and Will N. Graves investigate the majesty and myths surrounding wolves in the United States and offer a new, true picture of the wolf in contemporary America. The Real Wolf is an in-depth study of the impact wolves as a federally protected species have had on big game and livestock populations. Each chapter in the book is meticulously researched and written by authors and scientists who have spent years studying wolves and wolf behavior. Contributing authors Rob Arnaud, Dr. Arthur Bergerud, Karen Budd-Falen, Jess Carey, Dr. Matthew A. Cronin, Dr. Valerius Geist, Don Peay, Laura Schneberger, Heather Smith-Thomas, and Cat Urbigkit each describe a unique aspect of the wolf in the United States. The Real Wolf does not call for the eradication of wolves from the United States, but rather advocates a new system of species management that would allow wolves, game animals, and farmers to live in harmony.
Go underground into the living world of soil. Explore how soil is part of out life–the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink, the houses we live in , and how it even helps to control our climate and protect our rivers and streams. Find out how a soil becomes a soil, why some soils are good for growing things and other are not, why you can pour sand but not clay. Then, take an around-the-world trip and dig into dry soils, wet soils, deep soils, and even frozen soils. Along the way, meet the scientists who work with soil every day. And find out why they think soil is so much fun.
This is the perfect teacher’s companion to The Honey Files – A Bee’s Life video. These fun, educational materials provide information, classroom activities and worksheets about bees, honey and pollination. A great way to engage students in the wonderful world of bees.
This educator’s guide was developed to help professional and volunteer educators provide opportunities for students to experience The Beeman by Laurie Krebs. This engaging book introduces students to honeybees and pollinators. The educator’s guide provides background information and standards-based instructional strategies for introducing these agricultural topics to young learners.
The talking tractor, Agri, takes students through the five parts of agriculture: production, processing, distribution, marketing, and consumerism. Students get an introduction to soybeans, an important agricultural product. Did you know that soybean plants appear within 2 weeks after seeds are planted? Pair this book with our Living Necklace activity and each student can have their very own soybean plant!