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The Farm as an Ecosystem
Grades 3-8, HS Enrichment
Students will learn how a farm is an ecosystem, identify the parts of the farm ecosystem and how they interact and depend on one another, identify the producers and consumers in a farm ecosystem, model the food chain/food web within a farm ecosystem, learn how changes affect the farm ecosystem and availability of food, identify the natural resources in a farm ecosystem and ways to protect them, and understand the size of their personal ecosystem.
My Kentucky Home Provides What I Need
Geography, Economics, Natural Resources/Ecosystems
Grades 4, MS/HS Enrichment
Students will learn how topographic, geologic, and natural resource availability affect agriculture production in the Commonwealth.
Reading and Media Comprehension: Kentucky Food and Farm Files includes 250+ feature articles and profiles about subjects within Kentucky's vast agriculture community. A list of Common Core reading comprehension questions are available to use with all content, and some articles are printable with specific questions. This is an excellent resource for research or reading activities when you have a sub. Ideal for grades 6-12.
KyBiofuels.info is an educational resource developed by the Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom with support from the Kentucky Soybean Board and Commonwealth Agri-Energy. The goal is to provide information about renewable biofuel production, use, sales, and promotion programs within the commonwealth of Kentucky. There are several curriculum sources listed under resources.
We have uploaded and organized 100+ videos featuring Kentucky agriculture.
Kentucky Agriculture Poster and Essay Contest
2019 Theme - Kentucky Farms: Growing Solutions for a Growing World
Students in grades K-12 may submit a poster or essay. A winner in each category and grade is awarded $100. Deadline is March 22.
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Programs that will visit your school
Day long program for your elementary or middle school. Provides fun and hands-on STEM-based activities that align to NGSS, Social Studies, Vocational, Practical Living, and Nutrition Standards.
Free program for middle and high school classrooms that engages students in a conversation and fun activities about food production and divisive technologies that are used today. This is a great program to pair with your ELA Writing an Argument requirement.
Mobile Science Activity Centers
One of 3 mobile classrooms can visit your school to provide a hands-on, science-focused activity of your choosing. Grades K-8. Operated by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
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