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This hands-on experiment demonstrates soil’s function as a water filter, as well as other physics concepts like hydrophobicity, soil absorption and adsorption, soil as a storage container for water, and the positive and negative charges of soil and contaminants. This kit include, 9oz cups with a hole, 10oz cups, sand, kool-aid and coffee filters. Please put the number of students in your class in the quantity section at checkout to ensure the correct number of supplies gets to you. This lesson is designed for groups of 4-5 students. This item does not need to be returned.

 

 

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Students investigate soil texture and determine the texture of several soil samples. View complete lesson here.  This kit includes 3 soil samples and a soil texturing triangle. This kit includes materials for a class sizes of 30 students. This item does not need returned. 

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George Washington Carver often said that a weed is a flower growing in the wrong place. He might have said this about himself. As the child of slaves, he grew up eager to learn, but was unable to find a school in his neighborhood that would accept black students. It was twenty years before he had enough money saved to go to college, but eventually George Washington Carver became a professor at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. There he was able to teach poor farmers the value of plants such as the sweet potato and the peanut – crops that were almost unknown at the time, but for which he invented hundreds of uses.

Written and illustrated with affection for “a wonderful man who devoted his whole life to making life better for others,” Aliki’s biography tells the remarkable story of a great figure in African American history who is now recognized as the most prominent Black scientist of the early twentieth century. This book needs to be returned. 

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Ag Today – Issue 4

National Agriculture in the Classroom

This six part series is a publication of National Agriculture in the Classroom. Issue four looks at how the global movement of agriculture products continue to be driven by economics, and consumer demand and preferences. Agriculture, food, and natural resource systems continue to play an integral role in the evolution of societies both in the United States and the world. Teacher guide is included.

Check out the e-book version and online teacher guide!
Please put the number of students in your class in the quantity section at checkout to ensure the correct number of supplies gets to you.

Additional publications: Ag Today Issue 1, Ag Today Issue 2Ag Today Issue 3, Ag Today Issue 5, Ag Today Issue 6

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Ag Today – Issue 5

National Agriculture in the Classroom

This six part series is a publication of National Agriculture in the Classroom. Issue five explores how understanding the science, engineering, technology, and mathematics of agriculture, food, and natural resources is crucial for the future of all humanity. Teacher guide is included.

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Please put the number of students in your class in the quantity section at checkout to ensure the correct number of supplies gets to you.

Additional publications: Ag Today Issue 1, Ag Today Issue 2Ag Today Issue 3, Ag Today Issue 4Ag Today Issue 6

 

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Ag Today – Issue 6

National Agriculture in the Classroom

This six part series is a publication of National Agriculture in the Classroom. Issue six focuses on the importance and stewardship of natural resources in sustainably delivering high quality food, fiber, and energy while at the same time maintaining a high quality environment. Teacher guide is included.

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Please put the number of students in your class in the quantity section at checkout to ensure the correct number of supplies gets to you.

Additional publications: Ag Today Issue 1, Ag Today Issue 2Ag Today Issue 3, Ag Today Issue 4Ag Today Issue 5

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Agricultural Drones

Simon Rose

Farm fields can span hundreds of acres. With so much area to cover, checking crops and livestock can be difficult. But with an agricultural drone, this job becomes much simpler. Young readers will discover how drones help farmers maximize efficiencies and bring abundant harvests. This book needs to be returned. 

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Apple Fractions

Jerry Pallotta

Author Jerry Pallotta use a variety of different apples to teach kids all about fractions in this innovative and enjoyable book. This book will need to be returned.

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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 Blue’s the Clue: Souring Milk for Science lesson. This lab introduces students to the effect temperature has on reducing and controlling the growth of bacteria. Students will use conventionally pasteurized and ultra-high-temperature (UHT) milk to observe how different temperatures (hot, room temperature, cool, and freezing) affect the growth of spoilage bacteria. They will also learn about the importance of pasteurization in keeping food safe. Materials provided include test tube stands with test tubes, graduated cylinders, methylene blue, carton of UHT milk, and pipettes. 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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Bread Lab

Kim Binczewski & Bethany Econopouly

It’s a sleepy Saturday morning for most people, but not for Iris, who has to feed her many pets before Aunt Mary arrives. Iris likes to call Aunt Mary “Plant Mary” because she is a plant scientist.

Today Aunt Mary wants to experiment with making whole wheat sourdough bread from scratch! As the family kitchen transforms into a bread lab, Iris is surprised that bread needs only four ingredients―flour, water, salt and starter. She also learns about the invisible microbes that make the dough rise, and how flour comes from wheat grown by farmers. It all seems magical, but it’s really science. This book needs to be returned. 

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