Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix
Lesson Plans (2)
Fueling Up for a Career in Biofuel
Students will recognize the importance of fuel energy and the fact that agriculture can produce biofuel; students will identify career opportunities in the biofuel industry. Grades 6-8
Grow it Now, Drive it Later?
Students will discover potential careers in agriculture with a focus on the growing field of biofuel development. Grades 6-8
Companion Resources (4)
Lab Investigation: Biodiesel
In this laboratory students will determine the amount of energy released from biodiesel compared to other energy sources.
My Family's Soybean Farm
Alexander lives on a soybean farm. What's a soybean farm and what's it like to live there? Join Alexander on his family's farm as he shows us how soybeans grow, are harvested, and are used.
Pod to Plate: The Life Cycle of Soybeans
From growing seasons and transportation to soybean meal and soy-based foods, explore the life cycle of soybeans. This book is available to read online
Agriculture is everywhere! From the time we wake up in the morning until we end our day at night, we have encountered agriculture through the food we eat, the clothes we wear, and the fuel we use for transportation. Ag Today is a great reading supplement for upper elementary students to learn about agriculture. The six issues correlate with the themes of the National Agricultural Literacy Outcomes and can be integrated into science, social studies, and language arts curriculum. Each reader provides real-world connections to STEM and makes learning relevant for students in becoming agriculturally literate.