Ripe for the Searching

Louisiana Harvest of the Month word search. Use the word bank to find the hidden names of the harvest of the month items. Words can be going horizontally, vertically or diagonally.

Plant Nutrient Deficiencies Grades

Students will recognize that plants, like people, require essential nutrients to be present in the right amounts in order to be healthy, use reference materials to diagnose plant nutrient deficiencies, define fertilizer as a type of “food” for plants, and appreciate that fertilizers are used to replenish nutrients in agricultural soils.

Garden Genetics: Teaching With Edible Plants (Student Edition)

Tired of teaching genetic concepts with the same old pink petunias and Mendel s peas? With Garden Genetics, you can present core content in ways that are fun for students and fresh for you. This two-part set a teacher edition and companion student edition is adaptable to biology students at all levels, including AP. It … Continued

Garden Genetics: Teaching With Edible Plants (Student Edition)

Tired of teaching genetic concepts with the same old pink petunias and Mendel s peas? With Garden Genetics, you can present core content in ways that are fun for students and fresh for you. This two-part set a teacher edition and companion student edition is adaptable to biology students at all levels, including AP. It … Continued

Rainbow Fruit and Vegetable Activity Ideas

This site features interactive “Eat a Rainbow” bulletin boards with activities such as “Color of the Month” where a fruit and vegetable color is featured each month. Students bring in their favorite recipes or create recipes with fruits or vegetables in the color of each month. The “There’s Magic in the Rainbow” activity highlights the … Continued

National Ag in the Classroom: Journey 2050 – Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture

Students will explore and understand the core question, “How will we sustainably feed nearly 10 billion people by the year 205 and begin to think about the challenges and opportunities presented by this question. Students will explore factors such as expected population growth, food waste, and various positive and negative factors impacting sustainable agriculture.

Soil and Sustainability

Students observe soil ecosystems to investigate how human impact affects the biodiversity of soils using the Simpson’s Index of Diversity. Then, students conduct an investigation using field corn to determine how the introduction of nitrogen fertilizers impact soil microorganisms and biodiversity. 

Three Sisters Garden- Kids Gardening

Students will explore the benefits of companion planting by investigating the historical Native American planting  of Three Sisters Gardens. Students will also learn how the growth habits and biology of certain plants can  complement each other to form a symbiotic or mutually beneficial relationship. 

Get Popping!

This lesson from National Agriculture in the Classroom allows students to discover how popcorn is grown and explore the phenomenon of how popcorn pops. Teach students how seeds are planted, the germination process, and more.