Lesson Plans - 6th - 8th Articles

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Agriculture Career Pictionary

1/19/2016

Students will explore the many careers in agriculture by playing the agriculture version of the popular game, Pictionary.

Beeswax Candles

1/15/2016

This lesson provides students with a direct connection between our local agriculture (bee farming) and creating crafts for our homes (natural beeswax candles) in our visual arts classes.

Beginnings of Agriculture

1/14/2016

Students will compare and contrast hunting and gathering to farming, and will be able to explain this revolution.

Brazilian Armadillos

1/13/2016

Not all challenges in agriculture are obvious. Some of them come from below. In this activity, students will explore a real-world challenge engineers are trying to tackle and will design their own solutions.

Cars, Corn and You

1/13/2016

Students will explore the process of biofuel production and how it relates to food chains.

Corn Production Math

1/12/2016

Students will practice math skills, learn common agriculture measurements, and learn about the production of corn in Iowa and the U.S.

Create Your Own Herd

1/12/2016

Students will be able to understand how heredity affects agricultural decisions regarding wanted traits in animals and will understand that DNA contains genes that carry traits from generation to generation.

crAGnium

1/12/2016

Students will learn and review common facts about Iowa agriculture, including historical figures, scientific facts, and agriculture related careers.

Egg Production

1/12/2016

During the sexual reproduction unit, students learn about the egg as being the female gamete, and the sperm as being the male gamete. Each having half the number of chromosomes needed for an embryo. Today, students will learn about chicken eggs. A happy hen is one who has long days, nutritious food, clean water, and a perch away from predators. Six billion eggs are consumed in the United States each year! Students will learn how to care for hens and know what each part of the egg is for.

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.

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