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Build a Worm Condo

50 min lesson

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.
Build a Mini Worm Bin

50 min lesson

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.
Match by-products to their source in this lesson.
Gyotaku – Fish Prints

45 min lesson

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.
Match animals with the meat they provide to consumers.
Meet the Turkey Handout

15 min lesson

Learn about turkeys and their anatomy.
Use this lesson to match baby animals with their parent animals.
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.
Honey Density Lesson

20 min lesson

A fun and engaging experiment that helps students explore the topic of density.