AgMag Winter 2015-2016 Lesson and Activity Ideas
Using an interest-based approach, students will create an augmented reality video using a smart phone application (app) to educate consumers about where their food comes from.
Students investigate the collaborative work of an agricultural scientist and engineer to find new uses for an agriculture product (soybeans)
Students explore global trade by assuming the role of an exporter and importer. True-to-life scenarios are given to students to research.
- Identify students’ favorite foods and research how each food or ingredient moves through the steps of the agricultural cycle (production, processing, distributing, marketing and consuming.
- Investigate how the agricultural changes listed on page 7 such as new technology, hybrid seeds, commercial fertilizers and crop protection chemicals have impacted corn and soybean production in Minnesota. The Minnesota Corn Growers Association and Minnesota Soybean Growers Association might be helpful in this investigation.
- Use Minnesota’s Global Trading Partners information from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to learn more about the importance of exporting and importing and identify the agricultural goods that Minnesota exports to countries around the world as well as the products that we eat and use that are imported from other countries.
Additional MAITC Resources
- Minnesota School Garden
- Food For Thought
- Commodity Cards
- Ag Products Posters
- History of Minnesota Ag
- Where Does Your Pizza Come From