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Science on the Farm
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Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Activity
Standards Alignment
Next Generation Science Standards

About This Lesson

Help your students discover how science has changed farming and improved food production in the 21st century. Students will learn:how today’s farmers use robotics and digital technology to care for their crops and livestock, how science is providing farmers with new ways to carry on the tradition of selective breeding, and how these all these advances in agriculture contribute to the health of our environment. Made Possible By: American Dairy Association North East (ADANE)

Subject Area: Science, Environmental Science, Biology

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farmscience_kit.pdf

Activity
February 13, 2020
1.45 MB

Standards

Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.
Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.
Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.
Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.
Gather and synthesize information about technologies that have changed the way humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms.
Gather and synthesize information about technologies that have changed the way humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms.
Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

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