Curriculum

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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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ChickQuest: A classroom journey through the life cycle of chickens

2 lessons, 8 files
What is the life cycle of a developing chick? From monitoring living eggs to observing chicks, these STEM activities pique curiosity, encourage collaboration and communication, and provide young scientists with unforgettable experiences. …
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Chickenology sampler

4 lessons, 10 files
How do environment, heredity, and genetics affect living organisms? This STEM-based poultry curriculum uses immersive learning experiences and real genetic samples for your students to dive deep in the future evolution of our food. See how environment influences …
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Boosting the chemistry of soil: A data analysis unit

3 lessons, 13 files
Which soil or nutrient inputs provide a return on investment? What data can help you find out? This case study helps students see how soil or nutrient inputs affect soil chemistry, the importance of controlling variables, and how to analyze yield data to determine if an agriculture treatment …
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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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Be a food scientist

5 lessons, 16 files
What is your protein IQ? Create a cookbook to learn Standard Operating Procedures for food safety and environmental monitoring. Test for proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids and compare plant and animal protein.
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AP Computer Science Principles

2 lessons, 3 files
How is agriculture using innovation and technology to help feed the world? Where does computer science and innovation fit in the industry of agriculture? Nearly everywhere! These lessons help students investigate agriculture as a source of innovation and technology which …
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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 …
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Animal digestion and nutrition

3 lessons, 7 files
How might we best feed animals? How do animals digest food? Animal nutritionists determine feed rations for livestock, zoo animals, and pets related to their dietary needs but also their digestive systems. This unit will make a …