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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.

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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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Magnifying Loupes

The Private Eye

Students will enjoy exploring various objects, plants, and animals with magnifying loupes. They will learn to hypothesize, theorize, and discover through their observations. This kit includes instructions and pairs well with our Build a Mini Worm Bin lesson and Monocots and Dicots lesson.

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.

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This bundle includes all of the resources we have on the topic of the plant life cycle. This bundle includes the books: From Seed to Plant, How a  Seed Grows, How a Plant Grows, Oh Say Can You Seed, Plant Life and the kit Living Necklaces. This bundle is subject to available resources and the books 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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This kit accompanies the ‘Til the Cows Come Home Literacy Project. The Ag Tag Matching Game links commodities to their many by-products and shows how even “waste” materials can be made into something useful. Click here for the lesson plan. If you would like the book, please check it out separately. This whole kit needs to be returned. 

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This hands-on activity helps students understand that before an item ever leaves a factory, or enters a store, it began as a resource or product in the natural world – most likely agriculture. Kit includes lesson, brown paper bags, and cards for matching with the bags. Click here for the lesson. For grades K-3, pair this activity with the Eric Carle book Pancakes, Pancakes! This kit is intended for multiple uses that can be from year to year. If you intend on using it more than once, you can keep it! It not, please return it. 

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Students will sharpen their observation, listening and vocabulary skills with this poetry writing exercise that features items with an agriculture connection. The Poetry of Agriculture lesson is included with the kit and can also be viewed here. Take a look at Fresh-Picked Poetry – A Day at the Farmer’s Market, an excellent companion book for this activity.

Kit includes various agriculturally related products, the lesson and paper bags. Kit contains enough materials for a class of 30 students.

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The Tree Farmer is a beautifully illustrated story of a boy and his grandfather, a tree farmer. The book takes readers on a magical journey through the forest, discovering the gift of trees and our responsibility to care for them, generation to  generation. This story is followed by a lesson in which students learn about the many different ways trees are used and how they affect our daily lives. Click here for the lesson plan. Please check the book out separately. This kit is intended for multiple uses that can be from year to year. If you intend on using it more than once, you can keep it! If not, please return it.

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Most soils have an abundance of nutrients, but sometimes nutrients can diminish or become depleted when they are not replaced after being used up by the plant. Test your soil for Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (N-P-K) using this kit.

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