Are you passionate about agricultural education but are not a teacher?
Are you hosting an event that you need bulk supplies and Oregon AITC kits for?
Are you volunteering in a classroom and need some tips?
You have come to the right place!
This six part series is a publication of National Agriculture in the Classroom. Issue one provides an overview of agriculture in the United States. Students will learn about natural resources, plants and animals, science, technology, and nutrition! Students make the connection that agriculture is everywhere and that we rely on it every single day.
The Grown in Oregon Map 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.
Milk is a nutritional powerhouse packed with calcium and other essential nutrient’s that fuel your body and strengthen your bones. Order from our website and we will send you a class set to keep!
Grind wheat, rice, oats, barley, non-oily seeds, and spices. Adjustable from fine to coarse textures. Great for fresh whole grain flours or cracked grain cereals. Precision stainless steel burrs ensure a long life. A sturdy, compact mill that out performs larger, heavier hand grinders.
Grow your own necklace! This kit contains materials for your students to plant a seed in a jewel bag attached to yarn, thus creating a “living necklace.” Given time and water, the necklace will be alive with a growing sprout in a few days. An excellent activity for teaching plant growth requirements. Kit includes: yarn, cotton ball, bean seed and plastic bag.
This simple lesson gives students an opportunity to investigate and observe how a seed sprouts. Kit includes: gloves, cotton balls, and five varieties of seeds.
The Beeman is a sweet story of a boy and his grandfather who is a beekeeper. The story teaches students about the amazing and complex life of bees, how they help pollinate plants, and how honey is collected by beekeepers for us to eat. This kit allows students to “become” bees and pollinate different Oregon crops.
This fun hands-on activity is a great way for students to learn about germination and watch grass grow. Students fill a nylon full of soil, a sprinkle of grass seed, and watch as their buddy grows “hair”.
Students learn what a plant need to grow and thrive, represented by a growing bracelet; each different colored bead is what a plant needs to live, and pipe-cleaner is the plant.
Students will get hooked on wool spinning as they learn about wool and where it comes from. Using carded wool and spinning hooks, students will create friendship bracelets to wear home!