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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.

This kit does not need to be returned. 

This Kit Includes:

Beach ball, agricultural issues cards, paper lesson plan

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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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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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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.

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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. 

This Kit Includes:

Celebrity cards, heads up cards, and a paper lesson plan

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With this Spanish kit, 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. 

This Kit Includes:

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

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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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