Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

To borrow items from the Lending Library contact Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation at info@iowaagliteracy.org

Miscellaneous

Resource Name

Grade

Description

Resource Name: Chick Life Cycle Exploration Set Game

Grade:Lower Elementary

Description:® Chick life cycle exploration set reinforces vocabulary skills. Set contains 2" eggs, 15" x 8 1/2" tray and activity guide with diagram, definitions and facts. •Age group and grade: Ages 5 - 9 and grades kindergarten+ •Type: Animal studies •Features realistic illustrations of a developing chick in eggs 1 - 20, plastic 3D chick inside the final egg •Size: 2"(L) eggs, 15"(L) x 8 1/2"(W) plastic tray •Includes 21 plastic eggs, multilingual activity guide with diagram, definitions and facts •Invites children to make hands on connections to life science and lifecycles •Reinforces concepts and related vocabulary with multilingual activity guide •Allows for self checking and easy organization with numbered label on each egg and numbered places in storage tray

Resource Name:A Culture of Conservation DVD

Grade:High School

Description:DVD - A video series about preserving and treasuring our natural resources. Water is life, Watersheds, Soil, - Conservation and so much more.

Resource Name:Adding a Cover Crop to a Corn-Soybean System DVD

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:DVD Cover Crops help protect soil from erosion thereby improving water quality. They also help maintain natural cycles for water, carbon, nutrients and soil organisms. This DVD offers tips on successful cover crop management.

Resource Name:Agriculture and You DVD

Grade:Lower Elementary Upper Elementary

Description:DVD Join students as the magically discover the wide variety of products made from corn, soybeans, hogs, sheep, beef cattle and dairy cows- as well as their lunch.

Resource Name:Agriculture's Air Force VHS

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:VHS Video shows how men and women of agriculture are environmentalists. Showing how they play an integral part in the delicate balance between production agriculture, environment and man.

Resource Name:Agro-Security - Safeguarding the American Food Supply DVD

Grade:Upper Elementary

Description:A DVD - Safeguarding the American Food Supply, providing format for discussion about our nations food supply, issues,& more. Excellent tool to foster discussions.

Resource Name:All About Eggs - from Magic to Market DVD

Grade:Lower Elementary

Description:DVD How do we get eggs? DVD highlights the miracle of baby chicks hatching & taking first steps ...then shows how they are inspected, packaged and delivered to markets for all to enjoy.

Resource Name:Apple Farming for Kids DVD

Grade:Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary

Description:DVD The fun and educational Vrrrooommm DVD of Farmer Bill who takes a look at apple farming. From pollinating to processing, join Farmer Bill as he shares how apples are grown and make it to your local market. You’ll even go to an apple factory and see apples being made into things like applesauce and cider. This video shows plenty of high-tech equipment and spectacular footage guaranteed to entertain and enlighten viewers both young and old.

Resource Name:Barnyard Bedlam Game

Grade:Lower Elementary

Description:A fast-paced game that encourages children to make the appropriate animal sounds as they try to match different sets of animal cards.

Resource Name:Beef A Z (Poster)

Grade:Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary

Description:Pictures of things made from Beef for every letter in the alphabet.

Resource Name:Bean Team DVD

Grade:Upper Elementary

Description:DVD Soybeans are important to each and every one us!  This series of DVDs and lessons are designed to educate your students about soybeans using cross-curricular topics such as: civics, English, health, math, and science. Each kit includes a DVD containing five episodes of the "Bean Team" and a CD of all educational worksheets.

Resource Name:Bingo Game

Grade:Upper Elementary Middle School High School

Description:Purpose: Students will be familiarized with the importance of agriculture and how it touches their everyday lives.

Resource Name:Bushels or Bust Game

Grade:Upper Elementary Middle School High School

Description:Bushels or Bust?” is a lesson and game your students are sure to enjoy. It teaches concepts of economics while testing practical math skills and decision making. Students will also understand how risky farming can be when faced with many unknown and uncontrollable factors, such as weather and markets.

Resource Name:Busy Barnyard CD

Grade:Lower Elementary

Description:CD For PreK-K- contains lesson plan, short video and printables. Activities on farm animal and sounds, farm animal parade and proper animal names.

Resource Name:Can a single apple slice feed the world? (Poster)

Grade:Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary

Description:Poster

Resource Name:Career Poster Set

Grade:Upper Elementary, Middle School

Description:Includes a 9-poster set including careers in technical services, plant systems, natural resources, food products and processing systems, environmental science, biotechnology, animal systems, agriculture education, and agribusiness.

Resource Name:Child's Scissors

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:Set of five child-size right-handed scissors

Resource Name:Choose my plate (Poster)

Grade:Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary

Description:Poster

Resource Name:Chosen Fields VHS

Grade:Middle School High School

Description:VHS -Giving students a taste of the following agriculture careers: Engineers, Animal Nutritionist, Animal Behaviorists, Landscape Designers.

Resource Name:Conducting Farm Safety Demonstrations VHS

Grade:Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School

Description:VHS Video shows various demonstrations on farm safety. Topics on Grain hazards, chemical and germ contamination, animals, ATV's and more.

Resource Name:Connecting to Agriculture VHS

Grade:Upper Elementary, Middle School

Description:VHS - Fun way to find out how farming connects to your everyday life. Tells how agriculture relates to economics, science and business.

Resource Name:Converting Your Planter for No-Till Operation DVD

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:DVD Conservation practices such as no-tillage help to save money, curb erosion and increase soil health by reducing equipment needs and saving fuel. In a no-till situation, the planter is the key to success. Those DVD offers tips for these adjustments.

Resource Name:Corn A-Z (Poster)

Grade:Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary

Description:Pictures of things made from corn for every letter in the alphabet.

Resource Name:Cover Crops: Farmer Perspectives

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:DVD This video features Iowa farmers who are using cover crops on their agricultural lands. They offer suggestions for management, provide tips for growing cover crops for seed and give advice on grazing cover crops.

Resource Name:Cowboy Dan's Frontier - Good News DVD

Grade:Lower Elementary

Description:DVD Join Cowboy Dan to get a glimpse into the world of agriculture. You'll see that because of American agriculture our world in a better place.

Resource Name:Cowboy Dan's Frontier - Our Founding Farmers DVD

Grade:Lower Elementary

Description:DVD: Come along with Cowboy Dan for a fun historical adventure where you will learn how our founding farmers planted the seeds of freedom, which still grow in the hearts of all Americans.

Resource Name:Cr-AG-nium Game

Grade:Upper Elementary Middle School High School

Description:Students will learn and review common facts about Iowa Agriculture.

Resource Name:Dairy Farming for Kids DVD

Grade:Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary

Description:This education look at a real dairy farm includes a teacher's guide with activity sheets for students.

Resource Name:Dirt Made My Lunch CD

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:CD - Everything you eat is made of sun, soil, water and air interconnectedness and joyful reverence for life are the themes of this fun collection of songs.

Resource Name:Do we still have family farms? (poster)

Grade:Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary

Description:Poster

Resource Name:Educator Resources CD

Grade:Lower Elementary

Description:CD - This resource disk contains worksheet and activity pages applicable for lower elementary classrooms

Resource Name:Eggs 101 - A Video Project DVD

Grade:Upper Elementary, Middle School

Description:DVD - A biology lesson on egg formation takes a look inside the hen, using animation to show egg formation. Then it's a look at the egg itself, from the yolk to the shell and everything in between. Also explores how the egg industry has changed over the years.

Resource Name:Explore More : Working Landscapes DVD

Grade:Middle School High School

Description:DVD - As populations grow, so do the demands we put on our natural areas. From houses to farms and more working landscapes are a way of sustaining the land by social, economic and ecological needs. This DVD examines the issues, surveys the experts and challenges you to make decisions.

Resource Name:Explore More : Water Quality DVD

Grade:Middle School High School

Description:DVD - The water we drink, the places we swim, the plants and animals within our environment are increasingly threatened by one thing- pollution. Agricultural practices, household uses, urban runoff, and other sources significantly impact our world. This DVD examines the issues, surveys the experts and challenges you to make decisions.

Resource Name:Explore More: The Future of Energy DVD

Grade:Middle School High School

Description:DVD - How can we meet our energy needs in the future? Will we ever decrease our dependence on fossil fuels" What might be the best alternative? From Biomass to wind power, there are several options in our energy resources. This DVD examines the issues, surveys the experts and challenges you to make decisions.

Resource Name:Explore More: Genetic Engineering DVD

Grade:Middle School High School

Description:DVD - What is the potential of genetic engineering? How could it change our lives? How can we resolve the issues of biotechnology and the ethical consequences .This DVD examines the issues, surveys the experts and challenges you to make decisions.

Resource Name:Farm Animal Answer Buzzers

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:Liven up the game…Create a buzz around learning with 4 fun sounds.

Resource Name:Farm Babies- Dairy Babies VHS

Grade:Lower Elementary Upper Elementary

Description:VHS Combines humor , documentary points and fun facts that are kid narrated for kids. Real Life agriculture…sights and sounds, tractors…a real life farm experience.

Resource Name:Farm Bingo Game

Grade:Lower Elementary Upper Elementary

Description:Playing Bingo on the farm style. Caller holds up one card at a time . If the card's picture is on the players board, the player puts a chip on that picture. First to cover selected pattern and yell "Harvest" wins the game! 2-6 players

Resource Name:Farm Fun CD

Grade:Lower Elementary

Description:CD Rom- Interactive learning activities designed to educate children about agriculture and farming.

Resource Name:Farm to Cart Game

Grade:Lower Elementary

Description:The game is intended to help learners make the connection that food comes from farms before it reaches the grocery store and ultimately our homes. Young learners discover how to describe the general process for the production of an agricultural product and how farmers use land to grow crops. Players will race to be the first player to harvest items from the farm and place them in their grocery carts.

Resource Name:Farming Game

Grade:Lower Elementary Upper Elementary

Description:The game invented on the seat of a tractor. See if you have what it takes to be a farmer. Up to 6 players per game.

Resource Name:Farmland DVD (44 minute shortened version)

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:DVD -A documentary about the next generation of American farmers and ranchers. Gives an up close and personal look at 6 young farmers, families and the work they do on their farm/ranch. DVD -shortened for use in classrooms. Comes with teaching materials.

Resource Name:Farmland DVD (Full 77 minute version)

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:DVD- An in depth documentary about the next generation of American farmers and ranchers. Gives an up close and personal look at 6 young farmers, families and the work they do on their farm/ranch. DVD

Resource Name:Farm-Opoly Game

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:Here's a property trading game where players increase their profit by collecting Acres and trading them in for Big Red Barns & Farms. Full of country humor and fun farm facts, Farmopoly is a celebration of an All American way of life!

Resource Name:Field Trip to the Farm DVD

Grade:Lower Elementary

Description:DVD Visit the Discovery Center on Chris's farm. Students will learn Math, Science and Language Arts seeing other children as they learn from hands on activities. 25 minute DVD

Resource Name:Food Doesn't Grow in the Supermarket VHS

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:VHS Video - Explanation of how food is produced before it gets to the supermarket shelf.

Resource Name:From Fiber to Fabric - Wool's a Natural DVD

Grade:Lower Elementary Upper Elementary

Description:DVD - follows the history of wool before Egyptian times to present day. This dvd especially useful in social studies curriculum, as it discusses how England withheld sheep form the early colonists to control economics of the colony.

Resource Name:From Gully to Grass DVD

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:DVD Grassland waterways when properly constructed, help collect water and convey it off the landscape without causing soil erosion, thereby improving water quality. This DVD offers insight into successful grassed waterway implementation and management.

Resource Name:From Moo 2 You DVD

Grade:Lower Elementary

Description:DVD This dvd explores a dairy food processing plant that makes many of our favorite foods, such as cheese, butter and ice cream. Discusses dairy nutrition and more.

Resource Name:Gee Whiz in Agriculture VHS

Grade:Lower Elementary Upper Elementary

Description:VHS Eleven fact filled VHS videos that take viewers on journeys to farms, factories, fields, etc. Each video comes with Teacher guide and activity sheet.

Resource Name:GPS Kit

Grade:Middle School, High School

Description:Ready to Navigate with GPS kit includes 8 GPS units, 10 compasses, video, navigation curriculum, map software, overhead teaching compass, and mapping activities.

Resource Name:Grain Moisture Analyzer

Grade:Upper Elementary, Middle School High School

Description:Whether you're harvesting, storing, or trading grain, nothing is more important to its value than its moisture content. With the mini GAC you can measure moisture: Fast Easy Accurate

Resource Name:Hand held magnifying glasses

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:Set of five lighted magnifying glasses

Resource Name:Hatching Science , 21 days of Discovery DVD

Grade:Lower Elementary Upper Elementary

Description: DVD This movie shows detailed images of a developing chick with a summary of milestones that the chick has achieved on or around each day of the 21- day hatching cycle. Allows children to envision what is going on inside an egg even though eggs don't seen to change on the outside.

Resource Name:Healthy Helpings

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:My Plate Activity mat & exercise cards and Learning Resources. - Children learn about food groups, nutrition and healthy lifestyles.

Resource Name:Hole Punches

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:Set of five one-hole punches

Resource Name:Iowa Puzzle

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:Helps students learn about Iowa agriculture while putting together a fun puzzle.

Resource Name:La Tierra y el Mar CD

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:CD - Spanish, science and fun - 8 Popular Banana Slug String Band songs in Spanish and English.

Resource Name:Life on the Farm Game

Grade:Upper Elementary

Description:This board game combines the fun of life on a family farm with fast moving action for an unpredictable great family game. As you wind along the cow-path, authentic family farm mishaps await you. (2-6 players)

Resource Name:Life on the Farm Preschool Edition Game

Grade:Lower Elementary

Description:Kids will love the happy farm scenes; deep colors and soft feel of this non-toxic foam play mat/board game/farm puzzle set. Draw a card and match colors to move along the game mat. Land on an animal square and barn puzzle. Fill the barn with farm animals to win. (2-6 players)

Resource Name:Make Your Calories Count DVD

Grade:Upper Elementary, Middle School

Description:DVD Learn how to use the nutrition fact labels for healthy eating and weight management. Learn to make smart food choices.

Resource Name:Manure Management and Conservation DVD

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:General information about manure management practices that are used as stewardship principles to help protect water quality. DVD

Resource Name:Microscope Set

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:Includes My First Lab duo-scope, microscope slides, and slip covers.

Resource Name:Mini Terra Cotta Pots

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:Set of six mini terra cotta pots with saucers

Resource Name:Mini Time Tracker

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:Manage classroom time faster and easier. Time Tracker turns green ,yellow, then red as it counts down the time. 360 degree viewing - visible from every angle.

Resource Name:Mission Biotech DVD

Grade:Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary

Description:DVD What is Biotechnology? What do we use it for? Can it help feed a hungry world?

Resource Name:Model Wagon

Grade:Lower Elementary

Description:Model wagon with Plexiglas side for teaching students about the danger of playing around grain. Good for Farm Safety education.

Resource Name:Modern Marvels Corn

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:DVD uncovers the many uses for the largest agricultural crop in the U.S. While corn has fed the masses from ancient times to present day, it's unique properties make it ideal for a number of other applications - from making packing material to performance plastics to bio-fuel. See how corn has become a true marvel of the twenty -first-century science and agriculture.

Resource Name:Modern Marvels Eggs DVD

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:In this DVD chart the journey of the egg from the henhouse to the breakfast table. Take a trip to massive Iowa farms, where millions of eggs travel from the hens to the delivery trucks without ever being touched by human hands. Explore the fascinating properties and versatility of the egg.

Resource Name:Modern Marvels Milk DVD

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:In this DVD - travel the globe to explore the history and technology behind this ancient source of nutrition. Visit a farm with a milking parlor that looks more like a cow merry-go-round. Find out what those active cultures in yogurt are and discover: milk really does the body good.

Resource Name:Modern Marvels Renewable Energy DVD

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:In Depth DVD Documentary examines how today's advanced technologies are working to harness air, water, earth and fire to produces clean and reliable sources of energy.

Resource Name:Moo To You VHS

Grade:Lower Elementary

Description:VHS Let Ms. Moo take your class on a dairy adventure to learn about milk group foods and how milk and cheese are produced. Adventures like life on the dairy farm, where milk comes from, how cheese is made and how to keep healthy and strong.

Resource Name:Name That Ag Career

Grade:Upper Elementary, Middle School

Description:This fun card deck engages students in a guessing game to test their knowledge of agriculture related careers.

Resource Name:Pigs A-Z (Poster)

Grade:Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary

Description:Pictures of things made from Pork for every letter in the alphabet.

Resource Name:Pit Deluxe Game

Grade:Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary

Description:Shout your deal and trade cards to “corner” the market. Be the first to get all the cards of one commodity, ring the bell, and you will win the hand. You will feel like a trader in the “pits” of the exchange! Beware of the Bear and take your chances with the Bull. (3-8 players)

Resource Name:Plant Match Game

Grade:Upper Elementary Middle School High School

Description:Students will learn plant, seed, and flower parts and their functions.

Resource Name:Play Safe: The Farm Safety Challenge Game

Grade:High School

Description:This game is designed to help teachers teach kids about farm safety. One person takes the role of game leader and runs the game without playing; everyone else splits into two, three or six teams. Each team gets a farm animal paddle -- this paddle is passed from player to player within the team, and only the player holding the paddle at any given time may answer questions.

Resource Name:Rulers

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:Set of five wooden rulers

Resource Name:Scenes of Science DVD

Grade:Middle School

Description:DVD Interested in science as a career? Scenes of Science contains 23 brief videos of a wide range of scientific discoveries. Topics Include: food & health, crops & environment , new products and more.

Resource Name:The Science of Growing, Processing, and Using Soybeans CD

Grade:Upper Elementary, Middle School

Description:CD Rom for students to learn how soybeans are grown, processed, and made into several different products.

Resource Name:Simple and Complex Machines on the Farm DVD

Grade:Lower Elementary Upper Elementary

Description:DVD The farm is a rich environment to learn about wheels, levers, pulleys and wedges. Chris will take you splitting wood, plowing and using levers and pulleys to make work easier. Let the farm help your class understand about simple and complex machines on the farm.

Resource Name:Singing in our Garden CD

Grade:Lower Elementary

Description:CD - provides agricultural insight through music.

Resource Name:Smart Mouth Game

Grade:Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School

Description:A word game that is adaptable to many different ages. Slide the dispenser ahead and two letters appear. Now think of a word that begins with the first letter and ends with the last. Smart Mouth is a simple, but challenging game for one or for a room full of players.

Resource Name:Soil: You Dig It? Resource Disk

Grade:Lower Elementary

Description:This CD contains lesson plans and curriculum to teach K-3 students about the soil beneath their feet!

Resource Name:Soybeans A-Z (Poster)

Grade:Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary

Description:Pictures of things made from soybeans for every letter in the alphabet.

Resource Name:Still Stayin' Alive CD

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:CD - Songs address a wide variety of food safety topics to help children learn by singing.

Resource Name:Strip-Tillage Crop Management DVD

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:DVD Strip-Tillage offers a viable alternative for farmers who want to move away from full-width tillage on soils that have poor drainage and slow to warm in the spring. Benefits are measurable when choosing strip tillage.

Resource Name:Super Scope

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:At home or on the field, supper magnifier enlarges items 3x. Hands Free Magnifier.

Resource Name:Teachers Academy; Experiential Learning About Agriculture CD

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:CD - This resource disk contains materials and information that can be used to incorporate into classroom curricula.

Resource Name:Temple Grandin DVD

Grade:Middle School, High School

Description:DVD paints a picture of a young woman's perseverance and determination while struggling with the isolating challenges of autism - at a time when it was still quite unknown. Film chronicles the early diagnosis and turbulent growth and development. She becomes a women with an innate sensitivity and understanding of animal behavior.

Resource Name:Ten Things Kids Want to Know About Farming DVD

Grade:Upper Elementary

Description:DVD of series of farm trips around the U.S. offers a firsthand view of how the food and clothing we eat and wear everyday is produced.

Resource Name:The Amazing Pig DVD

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:DVD The Amazing Pig, a DVD movie clip produced by the Utah Pork Producers, takes viewers on a journey to a modern hog farm. This introduction to pork production helps students understand how pigs are fed and cared for and the contributions pork products make in our society. The clip runs just over four minutes and offers a realistic visual field trip.

Resource Name:The Farmer Grows a Rainbow CD

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:CD - Contains materials, videos, and information for the program, The Farmer Grows a Rainbow. Program connects food sources with nutrition and the food pyramid.

Resource Name:The Farming Game

Grade:Upper Elementary, Middle School,

Description:The Farming Game is a monopoly-like board game. The players each manage their credit, risk their income as they buy and sell land, and plan for the future. They might choose to raise fruit, wheat or develop the land in other ways. As the player circles the board; weather, taxes, and declining prices may all affect success. In an exciting, fun environment, The Farming Game encourages good decision-making skills. (6 players)

Resource Name:The Plant Parts (Poster)

Grade:Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary

Description:Poster

Resource Name:Those Amazing Kernels of Corn DVD

Grade:Lower Elementary Upper Elementary

Description:DVD As fewer children live on the farm, it is important that they have the opportunity to learn about America's corn industry. The 8 minute DVD will hold attention od young students as the learn about the many uses for corn.

Resource Name:Trowel

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:One Fiskars brand garden trowel

Resource Name:We all Live Down Stream CD

Grade:All Grade Levels

Description:CD Join in the musical fun as the Banana slugs bring out toe tapping, hand clapping, booty shaking songs about our precious Watersheds.

Resource Name:Were You Born in a Barn? Cassette

Grade:Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary

Description:Cassette tape of music which captures various aspects of agriculture. A fun and entertaining way to introduce agriculture into the classroom.

Resource Name:What's the Buzz on Bees? CD

Grade:Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary

Description:CD Rom The honey bee is a critical link in the chain of how fruits, nuts and vegetables are produces. Lesson plans on honey bees provide entertaining and educational.

Resource Name:Who Makes the Best Hamburger (Poster)

Grade:Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary

Description: