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The Many Hats of Farmers

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[…] – Must be able to recognize the various kinds of trees, detect fires and know the methods for controlling them, and clear trees from land and prevent soil erosion Scientist – Must be able to conduct experiments that help answer agricultural questions like which crops grow best in a particular climate or soil Weather […]

Water Filtering & Soil Kit

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Resource Description

This hands-on experiment demonstrates soil’s function as a water filter, as well as other physics concepts like hydrophobicity, soil absorption and adsorption, soil as a storage container for water, and the positive and negative charges of soil and contaminants. This kit include, 9oz cups with a hole, 10oz cups, sand, kool-aid and coffee filters. Please put the number of students in your class in the quantity section at checkout to ensure the correct number of supplies gets to you. This lesson is designed for groups of 4-5 students. This item does not need to be returned.

 

 

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Types by Texture

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Students investigate soil texture and determine the texture of several soil samples. View complete lesson here.  This kit includes 3 soil samples and a soil texturing triangle. This kit includes materials for a class sizes of 30 students. This item does not need returned. 

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School Garden Grants

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Square Foot Gardening

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[…] that you created prior to teaching the lesson. One paper towel should fit in each square foot cell. Cover the paper towels with a thin layer of soil and gently water. 8) Have students create a map of the garden, recording what is planted in each square. Use the Garden Grid template activity page. […]

Cultures, Food, and Communities Around the World

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[…] their selected country. Brainstorm as a class the things they might want to know about their countries before they can successfully build a community (climate, average rainfall, soil type, common crops, etc.) Use the South America Agriculture Map to guide students in their research. Allow students one or two class periods to research their countries. Provide […]

Oregon Grown Commodities

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Oregon provides the perfect weather and soil for growing pears. Pear production in Oregon makes up 84% of the nation’s fresh pear fruit! Click here to learn more about pears!

Exploring the Nitrogen Cycle through Aquaponics

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[…] possible solution as it incorporates both plants and animals into one system and leaves little waste. There are two basic ideas coming together for aquaponics—growing plants without soil and raising fish. This differs from hydroponics which does not include fish. In an aquaponics system, fish are fed and then excrete solid waste that is […]

Exploring the Nitrogen Cycle through Aquaponics

https://oregonaitc.org/lessonplan/exploring-aquaponics-9-12/

[…] possible solution as it incorporates both plants and animals into one system and leaves little waste. There are two basic ideas coming together for aquaponics—growing plants without soil and raising fish. This differs from hydroponics which does not include fish. In an aquaponics system, fish are fed and then excrete solid waste that is […]

Hops

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[…] state in the United States. The hop industry in Oregon values at a total of $34 million. In Oregon, the Willamette Valley is where hops are planted. In the Willamette Valley, the soil is very healthy, the climate is moderate and there is plenty of rain that ensures a perfect environment for hops to grow.