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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 Milk Makin’ Math lesson. In this lesson, students will learn about the numerous career opportunities involved in the dairy industry. They will also practice real world math problems related to specific careers within the industry. Students will rotate between six different learning stations. Each station will focus on a different dairy career. Students will move around the room, completing math challenges found in the Milk Makin’ Math Activity Book. Materials include 6 station labels, 6 feed samples, feed sample descriptions cards, checkbook, money, photo of milking parlor, syringe without needle, profit and expense definition cards and a weather thermometer. Materials will be provided for 30 students.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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Farm to Table and Beyond

Pamela A. Koch

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.

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Growing Food

Pamela A. Koch

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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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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One More Sheep

Mij Jelly, Russel Ayto

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…

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Pumpkins

Mary Lyn Ray

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.

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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.

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