Agriculture surrounds us and is utilized by us everyday! In this activity, students explore Oregon agriculture through a series of scavenger hunt quests related to Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom’s “Grown in Oregon” map.
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.
Students will explore issues facing agriculture, analyzing each issue from the perspective of farmers, consumers and lawmakers. Using the perspectives they’ve gained they will create reliable and knowledge based messaging on each issue.
Students will discover traits in offspring come from parents and offspring from the same parents have different combinations of traits. This will be done through the analysis of images of two parent plants with completely different traits and 18 offspring plants resulting from the crossing of the two parents. Lesson provided in collaboration with Barleyworld, OSU, barleyworld.org/main/education.
Students will explore different cultures around the world, compare worldwide communities with local communities, and explain the interrelationship between the environment and community development.
Students are constantly growing and learning new information about health and nutrition. This lesson teaches about the importance of a well-balanced diet and incorporates all five food groups. Students will participate in a hands-on activity to categorize various foods and meals into the five food groups.
Students will explore a foodborne illness outbreak in the role of an Foodborne Illness Investigator (FBII). Using a game simulation, students will determine the type of foodborne illness through the riboprinting of patients and potential contamination sources. Students will then develop their own investigation, identifying a food of their interest and create a safety protocol to prevent potential contaminants.