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Utilize this inquiry box with our past virtual field trip video to Rickreall Dairy. In this box, you will find materials for The Mystery Ration lesson. Discover the nutrient requirements of dairy cows! Students will collaborate in teams to unlock feed examples through a series of escape boxes. As students work to unlock each escape box, they will be tasked with calculating rations using the Pearson Square method to provide a balanced meal for dairy cows to enjoy! Materials provided include 4 escape boxes, 6 feed samples, 6 scenario cards, 18 box cards, 8 3-digit locks and a treat for the final box. Materials are provided for 6 groups of students.

Find the a link to the virtual field trip video and lesson plan here.

Materials will be provided for 30 students. Due to grant funding restrictions, this resource is only available to classrooms and not individual students.

 

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This teachers guide pairs perfectly with the Cotton’s Journey kit. It includes interactive lessons and classroom activities to teach students about the journey of cotton.

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How to Grow a School Garden- A Complete Guide for Parents and Teachers

Arden Bucklin-Sporer, Rachel Kathleen Pringle

How to Grow a School Garden is a complete guide for parents and teachers to answer kids’ biggest questions: Where does my food come from? Is nature important to me? This guide is packed with strategies, to do lists, detailed lesson plans, and easy recipes. A must have for parents, teachers, and administrators! This item will need to be returned.

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The Columbian Exchange of Old and New World Foods

Debra Spielmaker, Grace Struiksma

There are three fun activities that allow students to explore New World and Old World food origins to understand how the Colombian Exchange, of the 15th and 16th centuries, altered people’s lives worldwide. This kit includes a fabric map with laminated world food cards. This kit must be returned.

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Manual for Judging Oregon Soils

Herbert Huddleson, Gerald F. Kling

Covers soil basics such as soil formation, horizons, properties (including textural classes), profiles, site characteristics and evaluation, and the influences of soil characteristics on management decisions.

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Students will use the fact cards to gain knowledge on important issues facing agriculture. Students will analyze each issue from the perspectives of farmers, consumers and lawmakers searching to find common ground on each issue through this activity. View the complete lesson for more information on this activity.

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Students will learn how to determine reliable information sources on the internet to develop fact-based writing about agricultural topics. Use this lesson alongside the Google Lies, Wikipedia Stinks and Siri Doesn’t Even Go Here lesson found on the Oregon Lessons page. This kit does not need to be returned. 

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Grow a bean in a bag using water beads! Each water bead is colored and represents the needs of plant for growth and development. This kit does not need to be returned. 

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The Girl Who Thought in Pictures Kit

2021 Literacy Project

Students explore the research of Dr. Temple Grandin in a story about her research in animal handing while preserving in the face of adversity as a young student diagnosed with autism. In this activity, students will take on the role of a engineer to build a model of a corral using play dough. Materials included: a FREE copy of the book, bookmarks for each student, and a corral diagram. Please indicate the amount of students at checkout

Literacy Project Lesson Plan: Virtual

Literacy Project Lesson Plan: In-person

 

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No matter where you live, you can learn all about the amazing things that happen on farms. Farm Anatomy Activities for Kids combines the joy of hands-on experiments and activities with easy-to-understand lessons that teach you all about farm life.

This farm anatomy activity book helps you think more like a farmer and understand how nature, crops, and animals shape the way we live. You’ll learn about all the different parts of a farm, the plants and animals you might find there, and how farms create the food you eat and the material for the clothes you wear.

Farm Anatomy Activities for Kids includes:

  • Educational lessons―Learn about the various parts of a farm, how they raise plants and animals, and the ways farms connect to your daily life no matter where you live.
  • Ways to play―Try out cool experiments like growing crops without soil or making a mason bee house.
  • Journal prompts―Reflect on what you’ve learned about farm anatomy with the thoughtful writing prompts paired with each activity.

Take kids on an educational journey down to the farm without ever leaving home.

 

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