Lesson Plans - 9th - 12th Articles

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Father of the Green Revolution

1/12/2016

This lesson will expose students to the history and social studies aspects of the Green Revolution and its founder while helping students gain reading and writing skills.

Ag & Energy - Lesson 1 - Agriculture and Energy

6/29/2014

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: 1. Identify how agriculture uses energy. 2. Understand how utilizing energy has increased agriculture productivity 3. Identify potential solutions to increasing energy efficiency in agriculture

Ag & Energy - Lesson 2 - Conservation Infrastructure

6/28/2014

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: 1. Understand the difference between energy conservation and energy efficiency 2. Identify infrastructure changes on farms can increase energy conservation and efficiency

Ag & Energy - Lesson 3 - Conservation Practices

6/27/2014

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: 1. Understand how changes in tillage practices have increased energy conservation and efficiency. 2. Identify practices where energy conservation and efficiency could be realized in drying grain. 3. Identify practices in raising livestock where energy conservation and efficiency could be realized.

Ag & Energy - Lesson 4 - Agriculture & Renewable Energy

6/26/2014

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: 1. Describe what renewable energy is and how renewable energies can be generated. 2. Describe the need for renewable energy.

Ag & Energy - Lesson 5 - Agriculture & Solar Energy

6/25/2014

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: 1. Define electrical solar energy and identify its applications. 2. Define thermal solar energy and identify its applications. 3. Understand the potential of solar energy in different regions of the U.S. and discuss potential limitations.

Ag & Energy - Lesson 6 - Agriculture & Wind Energy

6/24/2014

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: 1. Understand that there are different types of power that can be harnessed from the wind. 2. Understand the benefits and limitations of wind power. 3. Identify the characteristics that make for a good wind energy generation site.

Ag & Energy - Lesson 7 - Agriculture & Biogas Energy

6/23/2014

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: 1. Understand what an anaerobic digester is and how it can be used to create methane to generate electricity or burned for heat. 2. Identify the different types of infrastructures that allow for the capture of methane in farm operations. 3. Identify how methane can be a source of fuel for farms.

Ag & Energy - Lesson 8 - What are Biofuels?

6/22/2014

As a result of this lesson, the student will… 1. Identify what ethanol is and its many uses. 2. Identify what biodiesel is and its many uses. 3. Identify the need to look into fuel alternatives such as ethanol.

Ag & Energy - Lesson 9 - Ag & the Biofuels Industry

6/21/2014

As a result of this lesson, the student will … 1. Identify the impact ethanol has on agricultural commodities. 2. Identify the impact ethanol has on agricultural communities. 3. Identify the impact ethanol has on the U.S. and world agricultural industry.

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