The worm “condo” built in this activity allows students to observe worms tunnel through the dirt and see their segmented body parts in action. When the class is done observing the worms, return them to their natural environment.
Discover why earthworms are considered a gardener’s best friend. The mini worm bin, or “wormery”, built in this activity allows students to observe the worms as they convert plant material into rich compost.
They’re the only living things that make their own food. Not only that, but they are the source of all food for every other living thing. What are they? Plants! This lesson makes the connection that people have to plants.
Gyotaku (pronounced GEE–OH–TAH–KOO) is the traditional Japanese art of fish printing on rice paper. The word gyotaku comes from gyo = fish and taku = stone monument rubbing. Gyotaku dates back to the mid-1800s. The fish prints were a way fishermen could record the size and type of their catches. In this lesson students make their own fish prints.
Agriculture in the Classroom is a nationwide educational program designed to help students develop an awareness and understanding that agriculture is the source of our food, clothing, shelter and other essentials. In Oregon, the program is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) foundation. The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU) provides office space on the OSU campus.