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  • California Agriculture in the Classroom
    Board Members E newsletter Media Reports Teaching Resources Lesson Plans What s Growin On Ag Bites Fact Sheets School Gardens California Grows Map Teacher Resource Guide Learn About Ag Partnering Organizations Request Free Materials Purchase AITC Items Programs Events Story Writing Contest CA Conference University Student Teacher Program Seed Survivor Mobile Unit National Ag Week Summer Ag Institute Ag Literacy Calendar Budding Artists Grants Scholarships Literacy for Life Grants CA Conference Scholarships Look at Agriculture Organically Grants Other Grants Ways to Help Donate Thank You Sponsors In Kind Donations Volunteer 30 Year Events Student Center Students Imagine this Learn by Playing Teaching Resources Steer Toward STEM Careers in Animal Agriculture Edited by Mandi Bottoms and Sherrie Taylor Vann January 2013 Grade 3 5 Standards Common Core State Standards Next Generation Science Standards This five lesson unit for grades 3 5 promotes the development of STEM abilities and critical thinking skills while fostering an appreciation for the people involved in livestock production The curriculum includes real life challenges for students to investigate inquiry based labs and opportunities to plan and construct models Featured careers include animal physiologist agricultural engineer range manager animal nutritionist and animal geneticist Order your free copy Download

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  • California Agriculture in the Classroom
    Us Contact Us Meet the Staff Board Members E newsletter Media Reports Teaching Resources Lesson Plans What s Growin On Ag Bites Fact Sheets School Gardens California Grows Map Teacher Resource Guide Learn About Ag Partnering Organizations Request Free Materials Purchase AITC Items Programs Events Story Writing Contest CA Conference University Student Teacher Program Seed Survivor Mobile Unit National Ag Week Summer Ag Institute Ag Literacy Calendar Budding Artists Grants Scholarships Literacy for Life Grants CA Conference Scholarships Look at Agriculture Organically Grants Other Grants Ways to Help Donate Thank You Sponsors In Kind Donations Volunteer 30 Year Events Student Center Students Imagine this Learn by Playing Teaching Resources From STEM to Plate Careers in Food Science By Mandi Bottoms and Shaney Emerson January 2014 Grade 6 8 Subjects Science Mathematics English Language Arts Health Nutrition Visual Performing Arts Standards Common Core State Standards Next Generation Science Standards This four lesson unit for grades six through eight promotes the development of STEM abilities and critical thinking skills while fostering an appreciation for the people involved in food production The curriculum includes inquiry based labs real life challenges for students to investigate and opportunities to plan and construct products and shipping

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  • California Agriculture in the Classroom
    a new food product Learn how to identify the needs and desires of consumers Learn how to determine the nutritional value of recipes Procedures Introduce students to a day in the life of a food scientist by viewing a few of the videos found on the Institute of Food Technologists website Begin by viewing the link What is Food Science Technology Follow up by viewing short video clips under the Day in the life of a food scientist link Another exciting example of developments in food science comes from a food scientist named Elizabeth Fenner who used micro encapsulation to create a flavor release ice cream that starts out as vanilla at first taste then transforms into cherry before you swallow it A short video clip may be viewed on online The Next Generation of Ice Cream One Bite Two Flavors Tell students that in this lesson they will act as food scientists working on a product development team to create a winning new trail mix Each team member will specialize in a certain area such as marketing food chemistry graphic design and cost analysis Encourage students to feature California grown crops or crops from your home state in their recipes At the end of the assignment teams will present their products to the class and will finally eat their science experiments Organize students into teams of four and distribute the Product Development Team handouts As a class discuss the details of each task and the importance of communication between team members to meet the overall goal of creating a successful new product Display the Project Grading Rubric for the class to see and discuss Instruct any students with food allergies to notify the teacher of specific restrictions Students in each team should share task responsibilities in order to provide all students with an opportunity to experience different aspects of product development Provide one class period for students to conduct research and design their plan of action Before the end of class the teacher should receive and approve an outline from each team showing a written timeline of steps to complete the project on time For homework each team should conduct a survey to identify favorite trail mix ingredients amongst their target audience As a class decide upon the appropriate number of people to survey Teams may conduct the survey through social media paper and pencil or other appropriate methods After the survey results are in each team should gather the preferred ingredients and tools they will need to prepare three slightly different versions of the trail mix recipe and carry out a taste test the next day in class Prior to any food preparation ensure that cooking areas utensils and cookware are sanitized and that students have washed their hands Perishable food items should be properly stored in refrigerators Instruct teams to prepare 1 4 cup each of three slightly different trail mix variations for their initial team taste tests Students should follow the taste test instructions provided on

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  • California Agriculture in the Classroom
    Ways to Help Donate Thank You Sponsors In Kind Donations Volunteer 30 Year Events Student Center Students Imagine this Learn by Playing About Us Contact Us Meet the Staff Board Members E newsletter Media Reports Teaching Resources Lesson Plans What s Growin On Ag Bites Fact Sheets School Gardens California Grows Map Teacher Resource Guide Learn About Ag Partnering Organizations Request Free Materials Purchase AITC Items Programs Events Story Writing Contest CA Conference University Student Teacher Program Seed Survivor Mobile Unit National Ag Week Summer Ag Institute Ag Literacy Calendar Budding Artists Grants Scholarships Literacy for Life Grants CA Conference Scholarships Look at Agriculture Organically Grants Other Grants Ways to Help Donate Thank You Sponsors In Kind Donations Volunteer 30 Year Events Student Center Students Imagine this Learn by Playing Teaching Resources STEM Connections Energy and Agriculture Careers in Sustainable Energy Authored and Edited by Shaney Emerson Mandy Garner Angela Mayfield Liz Baskins and DeAnn Tenhunfeld October 2015 Grade 9 12 Standards Common Core State Standards Next Generation Science Standards This five lesson unit with a laboratory for grades nine through twelve promotes the development of STEM abilities and critical thinking skills while fostering an appreciation for energy and its

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  • California Agriculture in the Classroom
    Mind Participants will leave the workshop with lesson ideas that can be implemented the next school day Title Projects for Teaching Organic Agriculture in the Classroom Grades 4 8 Presenter Jessica Parr California Certified Organic Farmers Description As certified organic agriculture is a growing portion of the farming landscape in California teaching about the distinctions of organic agriculture to the K 8 audience has become increasingly important This workshop will clarify what organic farming is and provide project ideas that integrate the concept of organic farming into the classroom Examples include organic fruit tree care classroom compost making integrated pest management lessons and raising animals organically Title Connecting Food Literacy Nutrition into the Classroom Cafeteria and Home Grades K 8 Presenters Devin Welch and Tracy Conkey Dairy Council of California Description Food provides students with a real world context for practicing critical skills that prepare them for college and career Explore with us how the subject of nutrition is cross curricular and naturally aligns to the Common Core State Standards Learn about new free resources and strategies to bring the farm to school and bring food literacy into the classroom cafeteria and home Title Fuel Greatness Grades K 12 Presenter Amber Valenzuela California Milk Advisory Board Fuel Up to Play 60 Description Empowering youth schools and communities to implement healthy changes across the nation Learn how you can incorporate healthy eating and physical activity into your lesson plans while encouraging student leadership Fuel Up to Play 60 is a fun program sponsored by dairy farmers and The National Football League NFL that helps you make your school an even healthier place And the best part You get to put your ideas and plans into action to help everyone eat healthy snacks meals and get active Come learn how you can fuel greatness in your students and community Title Under Your Feet The Science of Soil Grades 6 8 Presenter Rick Phillips Simplot Agribusiness Description Need to add life to your soil science lessons This workshop includes activities to make your soil unit a success such as examining plant essential nutrients and soil properties Come learn about all the educational resources and materials Nutrients for Life has to offer you Friday October 23 2015 Title What s Bugging You Grades 4 6 Presenter Sue Squires Los Olivos Elementary School Description Pest management is an important component of agricultural production and healthy living This session will review a lesson that teaches students about the agricultural pests around their homes and what attracts these pests Then students will research how they can be controlled This lesson is aligned to Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards Title Power of a Flower Grades 3 7 Presenters Judy Honerkamp Bauer Speck Arts Magnet Elementary School and Christina Wilkinson Lillian Larsen Elementary School Description When viewing a landscape what is the first thing that catches your eye Flowers beautiful bright flowers Flowers give shelter and food and make certain there will be another generation

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  • California Agriculture in the Classroom
    About Us Contact Us Meet the Staff Board Members E newsletter Media Reports Teaching Resources Lesson Plans What s Growin On Ag Bites Fact Sheets School Gardens California Grows Map Teacher Resource Guide Learn About Ag Partnering Organizations Request Free Materials Purchase AITC Items Programs Events Story Writing Contest CA Conference University Student Teacher Program Seed Survivor Mobile Unit National Ag Week Summer Ag Institute Ag Literacy Calendar Budding Artists Grants Scholarships Literacy for Life Grants CA Conference Scholarships Look at Agriculture Organically Grants Other Grants Ways to Help Donate Thank You Sponsors In Kind Donations Volunteer 30 Year Events Student Center Students Imagine this Learn by Playing Programs Events Conference Farm Tours 2015 October 22 24 2015 The Queen Mary Long Beach California Centennial Farms is a three acre working farm at the OC Fair Event Center created to educate youth about agriculture and its importance to daily life The farm is home to fruit and vegetable gardens livestock and the Millennium Barn Children and adults can view pigs chickens cattle goats and more as they stroll through lush gardens Tanaka Farms is considered the home of the freshest strawberries in Orange County Since 1940 they have been dedicated to providing families with quality products and educational experiences Tanaka Farms takes pride in providing an enjoyable experience while exploring healthy and nutritious food They are known for providing year round tours including strawberries watermelons and pumpkins The Tanaka family also grows 50 other types of fresh organic and non organic produce Village Nurseries was founded in 1976 in Brea California and has more than 900 acres of growing facilities in Northern and Southern areas of the state They grow across a range of climate conditions to produce and deliver a wide variety of high quality plants Through their commitment

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  • California Agriculture in the Classroom
    students in grades K 5 2 Farm Academy Live Grades K 5 Presenter Haley Hanse Farm Academy Teacher Coordinator Description Learn about Farm Academy an interactive video conferencing program and how their lessons are beneficial for teachers and students alike Courses meet California Common Core standards using the latest distance learning technology Live virtual field trips to the farm and hands on activities make Farm Academy a true catch 3 Free Nutrition Lessons Aligned to the Common Core State Standards Grades K 8 Presenters Leslie Pring and Valerie Fung A Ling Dairy Council of California Description Teachers can easily build knowledge across all grade levels through the subject of nutrition a topic that en gages students Dairy Council of California s free lessons increase reading and writing complexity with each grade level Learn how to reinforce concepts through cross curricular activities and technology practicing English Language Arts standards by explaining and analyzing informational text and writing non fiction using evidence based answers to inform and explain 4 What Makes Organic Organic Grades 7 12 Presenter Jessica Beckett California Certified Organic Farmers and Dana Crompton California Grower Certification Specialist Description This workshop will answer the question What is organic agriculture and describe how and why farmers ranchers and food processors become certified to the United States Department of Food and Agriculture USDA organic standard It will also describe the primary tenets of organic agriculture and provide resourc es and materials for teachers Saturday Oct 18 2014 1 The Next Generation Science Standards and Project Based Learning Grades 4 8 Presenter Browning Neddeau M A Ed D Description Project Learning Tree PLT is a national award winning environmental education program for grades preK 12 In this workshop engage in some of PLT s lessons for grades 4 8 Leave the workshop with

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  • California Agriculture in the Classroom
    by Playing About Us Contact Us Meet the Staff Board Members E newsletter Media Reports Teaching Resources Lesson Plans What s Growin On Ag Bites Fact Sheets School Gardens California Grows Map Teacher Resource Guide Learn About Ag Partnering Organizations Request Free Materials Purchase AITC Items Programs Events Story Writing Contest CA Conference University Student Teacher Program Seed Survivor Mobile Unit National Ag Week Summer Ag Institute Ag Literacy Calendar Budding Artists Grants Scholarships Literacy for Life Grants CA Conference Scholarships Look at Agriculture Organically Grants Other Grants Ways to Help Donate Thank You Sponsors In Kind Donations Volunteer 30 Year Events Student Center Students Imagine this Learn by Playing Programs Events Conference Farm Tours 2014 October 16 18 2014 Hilton Santa Cruz Scotts Valley Santa Cruz California Northern Exposure Catch a glimpse of Santa Cruz County s beautiful north coast This tour includes learning about the redwood timber industry visiting a working saw mill and experiencing Cal Poly s Santa Cruz campus and its working ranch to learn how artichokes are grown Flower Power Set your eyes on Santa Cruz County s beautiful nursery crops from herbs to flowers This unique growing region lends itself to a variety of

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