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Sustainable Livestock

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students investigate healthy eating habits by researching livestock. In this food sustainability instructional activity, students research the negative impact factory farming has on our environment due to pollution. Students define...
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Managing Nutrients in Livestock Manure

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Livestock managers reinforce math and science skills while learning about the nutrients found in manure. They predict which animal produces the largest amount and which animal's manure contains the most nitrogen. Finally, they compare...
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The Future of Fake Meat

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Fake nails are one thing ... but fake meat? Agricultural scholars explain how they can fake steak in an engaging video from the American Chemical Society's Reactions playlist. The narrator sets the stage by discussing the amount of...
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Manure Happens: Managing Nutrients in Livestock Manure

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
You might not think manure is fodder for practical math applications, but it is! Among other approaches in a diverse resource, your class explores the chemistry of manure via the scientific method (though supporting materials for this...
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For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Here you have a presentation on livestock reproduction that is very black and white, both in appearance and information. Three simple line drawings are included among the 15 slides: the female reproductive system, the male reproductive...
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Toward a Sustainable Agriculture

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students analyze organic production systems. In this organic agriculture lesson, students examine key organic practices for both crop and livestock. This lesson includes 5 different activities, 4 critical thinking questions and...
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Biotechnology in Livestock Production

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Genetic engineering as a solution to disease tendencies and growth is presented. Examples are given of its use to research micro-organisms that help or hinder farming.  There are many slides with details of the process in a lab, as well...
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For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students explore the importance of natural resources. They are given copies of the story, "Who Cares For The Land," and students follow along as the teacher reads it. Students identify the key points in the story. (Soil, water and air...
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Making a Meal of It: Why Are People Hungry?

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore world hunger. In this world poverty lesson, students read and interpret quotes from a variety of people suffering from hunger. Students work in groups to rephrase and reflect on situations in which lack of money or...
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Surface Area, Who Needs it?

For Teachers 6th - 10th
In this geometry lesson plan on cylinders, geometers explore how to find the smallest surface area for a given volume.  They use their knowledge to relate it to the real world by making a model of a livestock tank.
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Becoming Familiar with Ruminant Nutrition

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Using a scenario about a farmer and his livestock, learners explore multiple facets concerning animal nutrition. They diagram the animal digestive system, describe ruminant digestion, and if able, visit a feedlot. Wow, sounds like fun!
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What's in it and Who Eats it?

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore farming by illustrating images. In this livestock lesson, 1st graders discuss what types of plants are used to feed livestock animals and how pets and humans eat the livestock animals. Students draw images of what...
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Just "Kid"ding Around

For Teachers K - 5th
Students investigate goats. In this agriculture lesson, students examine a variety of goats and their distinguishing features. Students create a booklet to record information. Several activities and book resources are provided. 
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Agriculture Counts

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Agricultural survey and the documentation of livestock or goods was the basis for the first written language. Youngsters discuss sorting and counting, and how these skills have been used for thousands of years. They accent their class...
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"Comprehension of Word Problems" Using a Table

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Problem-solving strategies and text analysis come into play as learners attemtp to comprehend data dealing with animals and agriculture. After analyzing the different livestock populations on a farm, learners create a data table in order...
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Pastoralists and Agrarians: Identifying Connections between Historical and Contemporary Migration

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Pastoralists and agrarians, livestock raisers and farmers. Using the conflict in Darfur as a lens, class members investigate the conflicts that arise when these groups are forced to migrate from one area to another.
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Your Family’s Carbon Footprint

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
A big contributor to greenhouse gas emissions is livestock, so the less meat you eat, the lower your carbon footprint! During lesson four in the series of five, learners calculate their and their families' carbon footprint using the...
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For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Most of the iodine produced gets used in livestock feed. Learn more about iodine in a video from a series on each of the chemical elements. Chemistry professors share the properties, history, and applications of this element. Viewers...
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Fantastic Mr. Fox: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
No one is slier than a fox. Fantastic Mr. Fox tells a humorous story of a group of farmers that are determined to stop a fox from stealing their livestock. Scholars analyze the battles between the fox and farmers as they examine...
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Colonial Tobacco Economy

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Tobacco as money? Middle schoolers investigate how eighteenth-century Virginia farmers used tobacco as a cash crop to buy tools, livestock, and household goods. They also examine the connection between tobacco production and the slave...
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Nitrogen in Feed

For Students 9th - 12th
Knowing what farmers are feeding livestock is just smart business. A WebQuest lesson helps learners build an understanding of the relationship between amino acids, nitrogen, and protein. With interactive instruction, scholars practice...
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The Geography of Thanksgiving Dinner

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Thanksgiving dinner is a time of savory sauces and delicious dinners. But where do all those ingredients come from? Teach middle schoolers about local agriculture with a lesson that focuses on the elements of a traditional Thanksgiving...
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Mountain Lions in Arizona Lesson 4: Humans and Lions - Conflicts through Time

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Reading comprehension and critical-thinking skills are put into practice in this ecology lesson. Middle or high school learners read about controlling of the mountain lion population in western states. They analyze data on the loss of...
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Digestive System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The focus of this presentation is the digestive system of livestock animals. The simple digestive system of swine is compared to the complex digestive system of a cow. Details of the ruminant stomach are presented, complete with a...

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