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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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Garnish your space travel with sweet or spicy microgreens! Students will use the Engineering Design Process to design a growing system and device to secure the growing plants that is able to withstand the lack of gravity while growing a tasty treat for them to enjoy!

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Learn concepts of trait heredity observing varieties of apples and onions. Lesson includes testing apple ripeness activities.

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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, https://barleyworld.org/education

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Exploring Aquaponics

120 min lesson

The students will identify the basic needs of plants and fish and engineer, assemble, maintain, and observe a small-scale aquaponics system that meets plant and fish needs.

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Students investigate the growing of food through an aquaponics system and the symbiotic existence between plants and fish.

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Students investigate the growing of food through an aquaponics system and the symbiotic existence between plants and fish.

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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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Students will explore the costs associated with their desired futuristic lifestyle while identifying potential agricultural careers available to them in Oregon that align with their interests.

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From Wheat to Macaroni

60 min lesson

Students will discover that pasta comes from wheat and use pasta to complete several fun math activities.

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