"Agricultural Equipment Technicians diagnose, repair, modify, overhaul, service and maintain some of today’s most technologically advanced machines—tractors, combines, cultivators, seeders, sprayers. If you like working with ag equipment and troubleshooting mechanical problems, it’s a great career choice."
Grade 9-12 Agriculture Resources
This collection has resources for Grade 9 to Grade 12 agriculture education.
A fabulous resource for K-12 students that makes connections to ELA, Social Studies, Career Ed, PAA, Health, Art & Math.
Featured resources include :
My Food My Story (Gr. K-4)
Saskatchewan Seed Kit (Gr. 3)
Global Food Security (Gr. 7)
Ag Careers (Gr. 7/8)
What is Growing Around Us? (Gr. 2-4)
Exploring a Healthy Relationship with the Land (ES20 or Gr. 10)
Ag in Sk: Past Present Future (Gr. 4)
There is much much more available as well!
Ag in the Classroom has hundreds of resources that will assist students, parents and teachers in meeting curriculum outcomes in a FUN, ENGAGING way! Simply use this search tool to find ones that will get you and your students learning about the great things they have to offer!
Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the "AG in SK Game Show"
A competitive and interactive quiz game that tests your student's knowledge about agriculture. It is a fun and engaging way to challenge students to see who knows the most about how our food is made, agriculture, and much more, in a classroom or at home. With beginner, intermediate, and expert levels it can be used for a variety of different age levels.
An inquiry-based resource for Environmental Sciences 20 that contains two learning modules that help students explore the science of plants and soil as a means to investigate larger themes of production, technology, and sustainability in Saskatchewan.
In Florida's humid climate, strawberry growers are in a constant battle with two kinds of fruit rot. Using a decision support system, they can save money by spraying fields only when the plant diseases are a threat.
Before the Plate documentary is about the questions, the stories and the people behind where our food comes from and how it gets to our plate. We have developed a comprehensive, curriculum-linked Documentary Viewing Guide for Grades 9-12 students that meets learning outcomes in Science, Social Studies, Health, Careers, PAA and more! The teacher resource includes information about how to gain full viewing access to the Before the Plate documentary (pg. 3).
This 7-minute video looks at the introduction of agriculture into human prehistory. [Biology playlist: Lesson 66 of 71]
To manage their businesses successfully, farmers and food production companies need to know what crops are in the ground and how well they are growing. A pair of easy-to-use online mapping tools provides this information for growing seasons in the past and present.
In an average year, Canada mourns the loss of over 100 adults and children due to agricultural fatalities. Canada’s agricultural sector is one of the most hazardous industries in which to work.
Producer groups, non-profits, government bodies, industry and researchers formed what is now the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) in 1993 to respond to issues of health and safety in agriculture.
As a national, non-profit organization, CASA promotes farm safety in the agricultural sector. CASA works with partners in government, business, and farming organizations across the country to support initiatives that equip producers, their families and their workers with the information and tools needed to make farms a safe place to live, work and play.
CASA is governed by a seven-person Board of Directors drawn from a membership base that includes individuals, organizations, governments and businesses.
From weeks-long dry spells to extreme precipitation events, farmers face significant challenges in bringing crops to market. Heres how one grower uses seasonal climate forecasts to increase his chances for success.
Ideas for integrating food into the classroom from guest blogger Sarah Anderson.
*Making personal placemats
This 13-minute video looks at the development of agriculture and writing in the Paleolithic and Neolithic eras of the Stone Age. [Cosmology and Astronomy playlist: Lesson 67 of 85]
This 14-minute video lesson considers energy consumption required for tilling land. [Cosmology and Astronomy playlist: Lesson 84 of 85]
This 13-minute video lesson ponders how we get calories from the land and the limits of human population density. [Cosmology and Astronomy playlist: Lesson 83 of 85]
Students learn how the process of soil solarization is used to pasteurize agricultural fields before planting crops. Soil solarization is a pest control technique in agriculture that uses the sun’s radiation to heat the soil and eliminate unwanted pests that could harm the crops. The approach is compared to other pest control methods such as fumigation and herbicide application, highlighting the respective benefits and drawbacks. In preparation for the associated hands-on activity on soil biosolarization, students learn how changing the variables involved in the solarizing process (such as the tarp material, soil water content and addition of organic matter) impacts the technique’s effectiveness. A PowerPoint® presentation and pre/post-quiz is provided.
"This video clearly shows what an average day is like for an agricultural technician apprentice. An agricultural technician is almost like a mechanic for agricultural equipment. They deal with everything from tractors to combine harvesters and potato planters."
In the growing season, farmers and ranchers keep a watchful eye for any sign of drought. Early warning information can increase their range of options for dealing with the lack of water.
"Explore.org hosts live streaming videos from all over the world allowing learners to observe a variety of animals in their natural habitats.
The learning extends beyond the classroom offering a portal into the natural world with authentic exposure to a variety of species.
Applications of explore.org can include creating a center activity in which students observe animals in their natural settings to gather and record data as citizen scientists.
As the introduction to an animal research project, this resource can ignite curiosity and encourage further investigation.
Additionally, explore.org can serve as a gateway to compare and contrast different animals among diverse habitats." (AASL)
Observe animals all over the world! Exotic to pets to farm animals!
This resource is developed for grades 11 and 12. The resource links to Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy, Economics, and Agriculture. This resource focuses on globalization, particularly in ag sector, and its economic, cultural, and social impacts. This resource includes activities to be used in an individual or group setting.