Students will use knowledge of climate and landforms to study food production regions throughout the United States.
Students will explore the variety of milks available and the source of those milks.
Students will learn about the sources of different foods by differentiating between foods originating from plants and foods originating from animals.
Students will explore the life cycles and traits of apples and pumpkins.
Students will learn the life cycle of a honey bee and their importance to agriculture through pollination.
Students will understand the importance of bees and the basics of pollination.
Students will learn about the source of dairy products and how butter is made.
Students will understand that corn is a vegetable and some of the different parts of a corn plant by taking a closer look at corn plants. Students will gain language arts and science skills through analyzing this common Iowa vegetable.
Students will learn about goods and services and how different goods get from the farm to the consumer.
The students will be able to identify food groups and healthy food options.
By the end of this lesson, students will: 1. understand a farmer's responsibilities and skills. 2. have an opportunity to collaborate with their team to make decisions for their farm.
Students will be able to identify healthy dairy products, describe the dairy process, and strengthen writing and sequencing skills.
The students will compare the physical similarities and differences of farm animal adults and their offspring. They will also identify the correct names of common farm animals and match the picture of an adult animal with the baby.
Students will identify characteristics of farm animals including differentiating between mammals and oviparous (egg laying) animals.
Students will understand the concepts of purchasing goods and the differences between needs and wants through the lens of a farmer and how they market their grain or livestock.
By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: 1. explain how farming has changed in this country. 2. compare and contrast early farming practices and today’s modern practices.
Students will explore healthy food options while learning about how these food options are grown.
To help students understand some key differences and similarities between large-scale (farmer) and small-scale (gardeners) food production, while helping students learn to make connections, communicate, and use visual aids to portray concepts.
Students will gain a basic understanding of who farmers are and what they do while strengthening language arts skills.
Students will use agriculture and hunger as a vehicle to understand critical thinking and problem solving skills.