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Discover how technological advances and economic forces influence the size of farms in the United States. Evaluate the pros and cons of large-scale agriculture for the production of our food, fuel and fiber and identify the similarities and differences in commercial vs subsistence farming. The kit will include six sets of 21 Farm Profile cards. This kit includes materials for six groups of students. This kit does not need to be returned.

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Through project-based learning, students solve the problem of excess beeswax, a byproduct of honey bees, by developing a useful beeswax product and marketing their product to be sold in a local boutique or farmers market. Kit materials include beeswax pellets, shea butter, coconut oil and lip balm tubes, lip balm tray and a pipette. This kit includes materials for a class of 30 students. This kit does not need to be returned.

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Students explore the use of beeswax, a by-product in honey production, by developing a useful beeswax product. Kit materials include beeswax pellets, shea butter, coconut oil and lip balm tubes, lip balm tray and a pipette. This kit includes materials for a class of 30 students. This kit does not need to be returned.

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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. This book will need to be returned. 

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.

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. 

This Kit Includes:

Water beads, jewelry bags, beans, and a paper lesson plan

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.

Grown in Oregon Map- Regions and Commodities

Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom

These free full color Oregon map documents feature the leading and unique commodities grown in the state’s seven regions. It is an excellent tool to bring the story of Oregon’s agricultural diversity to the classroom.

The Grown in Oregon Map- Student Version helps students visualize where things are grown in our state and why. It is a great tool for teaching regions. It can be used to learn about counties, or for starting a discussion on nutrition and the abundance of healthy produce in our state.

It is a two- sided document. Order a set for your classroom today. A printable 8.5″ x 11″ version is available as well download here.

Please put the number of desired sheets in the quantity section at checkout to ensure the correct number of copies gets to you. These do not need to be returned. 

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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 book needs to be returned. 

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

Arden Bucklin-Sporer and Rachel Kathleen Pringle

In this groundbreaking resource, two school garden pioneers offer parents, teachers, and school administrators everything they need to know to build school gardens and to develop the programs that support them. Today both schools and parents have a unique opportunity—and an increasing responsibility—to cultivate an awareness of our finite resources, to reinforce values of environmental stewardship, to help students understand concepts of nutrition and health, and to connect children to the natural world. What better way to do this than by engaging young people, their families, and teachers in the wondrous outdoor classroom that is their very own school garden?

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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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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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