Middle school students learn science through studying diet and activity choices. They learn about how the human body works, and how food and activity play a role in its well-being. Students engage in hands-on investigations of food preference, our food environment, energy intake and expenditure, lifestyle-related diseases, and more. Finally, they explore and analyze their personal food choices through scientific reasoning and apply what they have learned to personal decisions related to their diet, physical activity, and overall health.
This book covers our growing global food system. Students engage in hands-on investigations of the cycling of matter in nature and the human impact on this cycle, explore and analyze their personal nutrition choices through scientific reasoning, and apply their learning through discussions and debates.
In this inquiry-based curriculum, elementary and middle school students learn science through the study of our fascinating food production system. Children will explore the cycles in nature, flow of energy, and food systems, while engaging in hands-on investigations of photosynthesis, food webs, agriculture, and more.
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Life in the Forest is a 24-page, full-color publication designed to assist students in understanding how forests provide habitat for different wildlife species. It highlights current wildlife research and presents data for students to analyze. It is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.
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Students learn about the challenges of planning for development while still protecting important farmland, forestland and wildlife habitat. This two-part lesson allows students to brainstorm creative solutions using critical thinking, math, teamwork and problem solving skills.
This lesson includes four raised-relief maps, a lesson and corresponding activity that has has colored wooden blocks to complete it with.
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Did you ever visit a dairy farm that had just one cow? Or a chicken coop with only one chicken? Not liikely! That’s because several, or multiple, animals live on a farm. How can we keep track of them all? Multiplication! Get ready for ten times the fun! This book reinforces both multiplication and reading skills, stimulates critical thinking, and provides students with an understanding of math in the real world through the lens of agriculture.
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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.
On a wild windy night in a thunderstorm, Sam fetched home his sheep and tucked them up warm, with woolly socks on their toes and woolly hats on their heads, all safe and snug in a big cosy bed…So, who could it be going rat-atat-tat on Sam’s front door? This book allows students to practice counting and to humorously predict what will happen to the sheep if they let their visitor in…
This is a story about a field and a man who loved it enough to do something to save it from development. Based on the author’s personal efforts to protect the land, this story broadcasts a deliberate and timely environmental message that, like the intentionally nameless protagonist, anyone can make a difference. This book needs to be returned.
The Grow Local program’s School Garden Activity Guide offers 23 hands-on activities for gardening, food systems, and cooking designed primarily for upper elementary and middle school, with extensions for older grades available. The activities can be used with multiple academic subjects and may take place inside the classroom and outside in the school garden.