Farmers and Gardeners
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 be familiarized with the importance of agriculture and how it touches their everyday lives.
Students will explore the uses of common Iowa products by playing the agriculture version of the popular game, Pictionary.
Animals in Iowa
The students will learn about livestock raised in Iowa while strengthening their language arts and 21st century skills through basic internet research.
Students will learn and identify factors that go into producing an apple. They will learn how an apple grows throughout each season and how each season is important for apple production.
Avian Influenza - Supply and Demand
Students will gain an understanding of supply and demand, making predictions for the price of future egg prices.
To help students understand how beef cattle are raised and the role that plays in their lives and in Iowa, while practicing math topics outlined by Iowa Core standards.
To help students understand how beef cattle are raised and the role that plays in their lives and in Iowa.
Biodegradable Packing Peanuts
Students will compare packing peanuts made from Styrofoam with ones made from biodegradable materials (like corn), identify which are made from renewable and nonrenewable resources, and evaluate the impact of each on environment.
Students will learn and exercise knowledge of the uses of by-products of common Midwestern crops.
Caring for Chickens
Students will be able to explain what chickens need to live (shelter, food, water, health) and how farmers care for them.
Students will learn about issues concerning soil and water and how farmers use science to help conserve these resources.
Corny Charades and more
Students will learn more about corn while honing language arts skills like determining main idea and vocabulary comprehension.
The CORNtinuous Life Cycle
To teach students about the life cycle of corn and explain the steps a farmer takes to grow and harvest a product.
Corn: Seed to Cereal
Students will sequence photographs to tell the story of Seed to Cereal, while learning about corn production, beef production, ethanol production, and food production in general.
Corn, Soybeans, and You
Students will compare and contrast corn and soybean plants, the growth and development, and how each are used for different purposes and make different products that all of us use daily. Students will also learn and identify the parts of a monocot and dicot and measure growth.
Students will work to solve math problems relating to volume, while learning about corn production in Iowa.