Virtual classroom

Sometimes you need a bit of help when developing lessons for a virtual day (or weeks, as the case may be!)

We’ve pulled together several lessons that will help you plan for your students. These lessons range from elementary to high school, include the use of easily-available resources, and give you multiple opportunities to engage students, increase their background knowledge, and allow sharing with their peers.

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Animal nutrition

3 lessons, 6 files
Which macromolecules are found in animal feed? Animal nutrition focuses on the dietary needs of animals—not just those in agriculture and food production, but also in zoos, aquariums, and wildlife management. Pets need good nutrition, too. In t …
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Aquaculture

3 lessons, 6 files
How does aquaculture meet the global demand for protein? Students discover the science and challenges behind global fish farming by completing these three lessons.
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Bioproducts

3 lessons, 4 files
What are bioproducts? How can they be used? Bioproducts are chemicals, energy, and materials that are produced from renewable biological resources.
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Chickquest primer

3 lessons, 6 files
What do you know about chickens? Chickens are one of the largest consumers of soybeans! In this unit, students learn about the characteristics of birds and chickens, and how to idenitify different breeds.
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Commodity transportation

4 lessons, 7 files
How do transportation and logistics affect our food supply? Getting food from farms to markets is dependent on many forms of transportation, and involves careers related to logistics, infrastructure, commodity trading, and engineering. Students learn about …
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Food science careers

3 lessons, 6 files
What are some careers in food science? The food production sector in Ohio employs nearly 70,000 people and includes some of the biggest food producers in the nation. From developing flavors to checking food quality, there is a lot going …
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Growth and development of pigs

3 lessons, 6 files
What do you know about pigs? Pigs are one of the largest consumers of soybeans! In this unit, students explore the habitat, growth, and feed of pigs.
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H2Know digital case study

1 lesson, 1 file
How might water quality be improved? The H2Know case study invites students to investigate water quality in Lake Erie. Students will gather information about the problem, consider potential contributors and environmental factors, review …
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International trade in agriculture

3 lessons, 4 files
Why do we engage in trade with other countries? What are the ways in which this trading occurs? Trade in agricultural products is big business. In Ohio nearly 50% of soybeans are exported. In this unt, students learn about the customers for Ohio's ag products and how these goods are traded.
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pH in soil

3 lessons, 5 files
What is the variability in pH of soils across a field? Soil tests show the pH and nutrient amounts in a field. Soil chemistry determines the amount of root growth, the amount of nutrients that can be held in the soil, and the ability of plants to take in …
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Water quality

3 lessons, 6 files
What affects water quality in your area? Access to clean water is a critical issue in many countries. In the United States there are few places where we cannot find clean water to drink or swim in. This unit explores some of the potential …
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World hunger and soy

3 lessons, 6 files
How is international agriculture addressing world hunger issues? Students explore international organizations working to address hunger challenges and the growing demand for protein in these three lessons.