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Applying Heredity Concepts
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In this lesson, students will complete monohybrid and dihybrid Punnett squares in preparation for taking on a challenge to breed cotton plants that produce naturally blue colored cotton.

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Science
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National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix
Date Added:
07/12/2018
Design Y'er Genes
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In this lesson, students are introduced to the relationships between chromosomes, genes, and DNA molecules. Using the example of a strawberry, it also provides activities that clearly show how changes in the DNA of an organism, either naturally or artificially, can cause changes.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix
Date Added:
07/17/2018
Double the Muscle: Probabilities and Pedigrees
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This lesson allows students to apply the concept of Mendelian genetics and learn about the double muscling trait found in cattle. Students will apply their knowledge of genetics and Punnett squares to calculate the probability of genotypes and use a pedigree chart.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix
Date Added:
07/17/2018
Fertilizers and the Environment (Grades 6-8)
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With this resource an apple is used to model Earth. Students learn that 1/32 of Earth’s surface, or 1/8 of the land surface, is devoted to farmland. Students use estimates of population growth and land use to calculate how much additional farmland will be needed in the future. They discuss what sacrifices may be needed to feed a larger population. Students investigate the advantages and disadvantages of using manure-based organic and commercial fertilizers and investigate how nutrients can be added to maximize economic, social and environmental performance.

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Agricultural Education
Earth Science
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National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix
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National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Journey 2050 Lesson 2: Plant Health
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In this lesson, students will identify nitorgen, potassium and phosphorus as primary soil nutrients necessary in the production of abundant and healthy foods, describe various methods of replenishing soil nutrients that have been depleted by plant growth, discover how overall plant health impacts a plant's ability to resist disease and describe what best management practices are in agriculture to improve overall sustainability.

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Science
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Lesson Plan
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National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix
Date Added:
07/12/2018
Journey 2050 Lesson 3: Water
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In this lesson, students will discuss the limited amount of fresh water on earth, identify how best management practices can reduce water consumption, discuss the need for water conservation and protection related to population growth and agriculture, and compare and contrast methods of irrigation for water conservation.

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Science
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Lesson Plan
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National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix
Date Added:
07/12/2018
Journey 2050 Lesson 5: Land Use
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In this lesson, students will recognize that arable land is a limited resource, identify best management practices that can be applied to every stakeholder's land-use decisions; and analyze and discuss the impacts of food waste on our environment.

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Science
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix
Date Added:
07/12/2018
Learn, Protect, and Promote Water!
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In this lesson, students learn about water sources, water pollution, and water protection. Students participate in an activity where they demonstrate the water cycle and see the potential for our water supply to become contaminated.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix
Date Added:
07/12/2018
Microbes - They're Everywhere!
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In this lesson, students will explore the varied roles that microorganisms play in the world as well as different methods for controlling their growth. Activities include using a dichotomous key to identify waterborne diseases, comparing effectiveness of handwashing techniques, reading fictional and factual excerpts about microbes, and experimenting with the growth of microorganisms on potato slices.

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Science
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Lesson Plan
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National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix
Date Added:
07/12/2018
Pancakes!
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In this lesson, students will describe the physical properties of materials and observe physical and chemical changes as they learn about the ingredients in pancakes and how maple syrup is harvested from trees.

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Science
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix
Date Added:
07/12/2018
Properties of Soils
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In this lesson, students will discover that different soils have different characteristics, examine different types of soil, investigate soil components, and observe how air space allows soils to hold and transmit water.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix
Date Added:
07/12/2018
Roll of the Genes
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In this lesson, students will learn about genes and how they affect important traits such as growth, reproduction, disease resistance, and behavior. Students will discover the responsibilities of an animal geneticist.

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Science
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix
Date Added:
07/12/2018
Sheep See, Sheep Do
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In this lesson, students will explore the difference between inherited and acquired traits and understand why knowledge of inherited and acquired traits is important to agriculture.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix
Date Added:
07/12/2018