Grade 7-8 Agriculture Resources

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Agriculture Curriculum Links by Grade & Subject Grade 1-9
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Agriculture has a wealth of links to the Saskatchewan curriculum. This document lists each grade and the specific curricular outcomes that connect to agriculture for the related subjects. Outcomes are listed for Science, Health and Social Studies.
Grade 1 to 9.

Subject:
Health Education
Agriculture Studies
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Melissa Lander
Melissa Galay
Date Added:
10/21/2019
Agriculture Educational Resources
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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!

Subject:
Arts Education
Career & Work Exploration
Education
English Language Arts
Health Education
Social Studies
Native Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan
Author:
Agriculture in the Classroom
Date Added:
10/01/2018
Agriculture Educational Resources - Ag in the Classroom
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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.

Subject:
Career & Work Exploration
English Language Arts
Health Education
Agriculture Studies
Food Studies
Horticulture
Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Agriculture in the Classroom
Date Added:
04/07/2020
Canadian Agriculture Safety Association – The future us full of promise. Together, we can save lives.
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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.

Subject:
Agriculture Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
CASA
Date Added:
04/18/2019
A Daily Dose of Sun Keeps the Pests Away: How Soil Solarization Works
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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.

Subject:
Biology
Physical Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Kelley Hestmark
Date Added:
05/07/2018
Energy Technology
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This course looks at all forms that energy exists. It explains how energy is used in: transport, agriculture, industry, commerce and households. It describes how energy is stored using storage systems such as: battery, flywheels, compressed air, chemical energy systems and pumped storage. This course explains the problem of depletion of energy resources. It describes the environmental damage associated with the use of fossil fuels, acid rains, dangers posed by leaded fuels, oil spills, gas leaks and explosions, water pollution caused by poorly managed coal mines, and air pollution. It describes the environmental damage associated with the use of fuelwood, uranium, hydro-power plants and wind. It also explains possible solutions to the energy-related problems.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
WikiEducator
Date Added:
05/21/2018
Explore - Watch Animals Live in their Natural Habitats!
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"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!

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Explore Annenberg Llc
Date Added:
09/11/2019
Feeding a Growing World: Exploring Saskatchewan's Role in Global Food Security
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Using an inquiry-based model for learning, this interactive resource will increase students’ understanding of food security and explore the opportunities that exist in the Saskatchewan agriculture industry for feeding our growing world. The resource features multiple components to enhance the learning experience for students, including a four-part video, an interactive SMART Board game, and classroom activities. Note: This resource can be used even if you don't have a SMART Board. Available in French (SMART board game only).

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Game
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan
Author:
Christina Krysa
Date Added:
05/23/2019
Horse Safety
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In this interactive, learners develop the skills to handle a horse safely before entering the corral for the first time. The interactive consists of three stages, each explaining an aspect of the safety procedures necessary for leading a horse.

Subject:
Education
Agriculture Studies
Earth Science
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
Learning Games Lab
Author:
NMSU Learning Games Lab
Date Added:
10/11/2018
Inquiry-Based Lessons from Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom
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Description of Inquiry-Based Learning: Page 3
Explaining the 5 E’s of Inquiry: Page 4
Using the 5 E’s to Explore Soil: Page 5
Skill Builder: Get to know your apple: Page 6
Skill Builder: It’s a MOO-STERY: Pages 7-9; 39-41
Skill Builder: Picking up where it left off: Pages 10-11
What causes a seed to germinate?: Pages 12-16
Why is Illinois a good place to grow pumpkins?: Pages 17-22
What factors cause the price of corn to change every year?: Pages 23-26
What are the formulas for the perimeter and area of a rectangle?: Pages 27-33
What’s the Pi in my pizza pie?: Pages 34-38

Subject:
English Language Arts
Health Education
Practical & Applied Arts
Agriculture Studies
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
agintheclassroom.org
Date Added:
10/01/2018
Journey 2050
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Journey 2050 allows schools around the world to experience agriculture like it has never been taught before. As students explore world food sustainability, they make inquiry-based decisions to see the ripple effect on social, economic and environmental factors locally and globally. Agricultural experts and real farm families from Kenya, India and Canada guide students through a virtual farm simulation, avatar career game and geography scavenger hunt.

Subject:
Career & Work Exploration
Health Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Unit of Study
Provider:
Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan
Author:
Christina Krysa
Date Added:
05/21/2019
Rebuilding Soil with Biochar
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
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Students learn about soil properties and the effect biochar—charcoal used as a soil amendment—has on three soil types, sand, loam and clay. They test the soils’ water retention capability before and after the addition of biochar. During the activity, student teams prepare soil mixtures, make observations (including microscopic examinations), compare soil properties, conduct water retention tests, take and record measurements, and analyze their observations and data. They see how the physical properties of soils—color, texture, and particle size—can be indicators of nutrient content and water retention capabilities to support plant growth. From their findings, they consider biochar’s potential benefits for environmental and agricultural applications, especially in conditions of drought and depleted soils. An activity lab sheet is provided to guide experimental data collection and analysis.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
C.A. Masiello
Carolyn Nichol
Isaias Cerda
X. Gao
Date Added:
05/07/2018
Soil Biosolarization: Using Food Waste and the Sun to Get Rid of Weeds in Soil
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Over the course of three sessions, students act as agricultural engineers and learn about the sustainable pest control technique known as soil biosolarization in which organic waste is used to help eliminate pests during soil solarization instead of using toxic compounds like pesticides and fumigants. Student teams prepare seed starter pots using a source of microorganisms (soil or compost) and “organic waste” (such as oatmeal, a source of carbon for the microorganisms). They plant seeds (representing weed seeds) in the pots, add water and cover them with plastic wrap. At experiment end, students count the weed seedlings and assess the efficacy of the soil biosolarization technique in inactivating the weed seeds. An experiment-guiding handout and pre/post quizzes are provided.

Subject:
Biology
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Jesús D. Fernández Bayo
Date Added:
05/07/2018
Sustainable consumption: Reworking the Western Diet
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TED Studies, created in collaboration with Wiley, are curated video collections 逖 supplemented by rich educational materials 逖 for students, educators and self-guided learners. In Reworking the Western Diet, speakers examine how that diet 逖 processed, high in refined sugars, and heavy in corn, soy, meat and dairy 逖 is making us and the environment sick. These TED Talks blaze the trail to sustainable farming and a more sensible diet.迨

Subject:
Health Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED Studies
Author:
Allison Mountjoy
Amy Bentley
Boaz Hillebrand
Michael Bulger
Stephanie Rogus
Date Added:
10/11/2018
Virtual Reality Expeditions with an Agriculture Aspect
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This is a list of Virtual Reality Expeditions that address and would incorporate Agriculture into your classroom in a fun and exciting way.

Subject:
Other
Agriculture Studies
Cow/Calf Production
Dairy Production
Feedlot Production
Field Crop Production
Food Studies
Horticulture
Pork Production
Sheep Production
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Simulation
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Erin Trytten
Date Added:
10/17/2019