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6 F’s of Agriculture

20 min lesson

Journey through the 6 F’s of Oregon Agriculture to discover the importance of agriculture, a key provider in our everyday life! Students are introduced to the definition of agriculture through the “6 F’s of Agriculture” farming, food, fiber, forestry, fishing and flowers.

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A is for Apples

45 min lesson

Explore the growth of apples and model the parts of an apple through a fun crafty project!

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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.

Student Worksheets available on Google Slides
Walk a Mile in Someone Else’s Shoes Worksheet
Message House Worksheet

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Ag Tag Matching Game

45 min lesson

Reinforce this message with the Ag Tag Matching Game. It links commodities to their many by-products and shows how even “waste” materials can be made into something useful.

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Agricultural Inventors

45 min lesson

Back in the 1830s, a young blacksmith from Vermont, made his mark on American history. John Deere, That’s Who! is the story of John Deere and his development of the steel plow. Beautiful illustrations accompany the fun text and bring the story of this remarkable innovator to life.

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Agricultural Networking

30 min lesson

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.

Here is a video briefly demonstrating this lesson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSY88b9srSA

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Breakfast Relay

60 min lesson

Many students think products simply come from factories or stores. This hands-on activity helps students understand that before an item ever leaves a factory, or enters a store, it began as a resource or product in the natural world – most likely agriculture while also teaching the importance of breakfast and exercise.

 

*This lesson plan is similar to our Source Relay lesson plan. Click the link to check it out!

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Busy Bees

45 min lesson

Bees are some of the most important pollinators for our plants and crops. They are responsible for pollinating many crops that we enjoy such as apples, oranges, carrots, broccoli and over 100 other crops! In this lesson students explore concepts such as pollination and cross pollination between plants through a fun simulation.

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Eating Plants

45 min lesson

Students identify the structure and function of six plant parts and classify fruits and vegetables according to which parts of the plants are edible.

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Farm Web

45 min lesson

Students use the visual representation of a web to explore the role of agriculture in their daily lives and understand how most of the necessities of life can be traced back to the farm.

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