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A visit from an agronomist

Oct 8, 2019
Kristyn Keriazes’ students at Global Impact STEM Academy welcomed Jonah Johnson to their middle school science class. As a kick off to a unit on “Why are Careers in Agriculture Important?”, Johnson came to talk about his career as an agronomist with Sun …
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Global trade in agriculture

4 lessons, 9 files
Where did your food come from? How far did it travel? Many people are thinking about these questions prompted by the mantra “Buy Local.” But much of our food has been shipped by barge, ridden on rails and rolled on the road in trucks. Without inf …
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GMOs go global: should they be labeled?

5 lessons, 11 files
Should labeling of GMOs be mandatory? What do you know about genetic modification? Is genetic modification helpful or harmful? This unit will help to develop student thinking about genetic modification and food security issues around the …
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Living the hive life

3 lessons, 8 files
How important are honey bees to our food supply? What’s happening to honey bees? This unit contains three different ways to learn about honey bees and pollinators: a video for all to learn more about bees and how to successfully keep them, a p …
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Managing nutrient and pesticide needs in agriculture

7 lessons, 12 files
Why do farmers spend time and money to apply chemicals to their fields? In this threaded PBL*, (an effort to integrate agricultural understandings into the normal sequence of an Environmental Science classroom) students will conduct several “close reads” (reading for und …
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Teachers’ externship enriches team teaching

Aug 26, 2019
“Externships are experiential learning opportunities, similar to internships but generally shorter, provided by partnerships between educational institutions and employers to give students short practical experiences in their field of study.” That’s …
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Water quality and human impacts

2 lessons, 7 files
Why is water quality important? How is water quality measured? The US EPA has set water quality standards in accordance with the Clean Water Act: Water quality standards are important because they help to protect and restore the quality of the Nation's surface …
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Where does our food come from, anyway?

3 lessons, 7 files
How do growers’ decisions affect the sustainability of agricultural systems? Understand and appreciate food producers through this case study and determine what decisions must be made on a yearly, monthly or daily basis to maintain an environmental system that will continue …