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  • California Agriculture in the Classroom
    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 National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix Search Lesson Plans Search Lesson Plans Grade Level Early Elementary Grades K 2 Upper Elementary Grades 3 5 Middle School Grades 6 8 High School Grades 9 12 Content Area Health Nutrition Science Social Studies Economics Geography History Agricultural Literacy Outcomes Agriculture and the Environment Culture Society Economy Geography Food Health and Lifestyle Plants and Animals for Food Fiber Energy Science Technology Engineering Math Common Core Connections Anchor Standards Reading Writing Speaking and Listening Language Practice Standards Mathematics State Specific Content for All States Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming NAITC NAITCO Submitted by a Specific State All States Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming NAITC NAITCO Specific

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  • California Agriculture in the Classroom
    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 National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix Search Lesson Plans Search Lesson Plans Grade Level Early Elementary Grades K 2 Upper Elementary Grades 3 5 Middle School Grades 6 8 High School Grades 9 12 Content Area Health Nutrition Science Social Studies Economics Geography History Agricultural Literacy Outcomes Agriculture and the Environment Culture Society Economy Geography Food Health and Lifestyle Plants and Animals for Food Fiber Energy Science Technology Engineering Math Common Core Connections Anchor Standards Reading Writing Speaking and Listening Language Practice Standards Mathematics State Specific Content for All States Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming NAITC NAITCO Submitted by a Specific State All States Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming NAITC NAITCO Specific to the AITC

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  • California Agriculture in the Classroom
    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 National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix Search Lesson Plans Search Lesson Plans Grade Level Early Elementary Grades K 2 Upper Elementary Grades 3 5 Middle School Grades 6 8 High School Grades 9 12 Content Area Health Nutrition Science Social Studies Economics Geography History Agricultural Literacy Outcomes Agriculture and the Environment Culture Society Economy Geography Food Health and Lifestyle Plants and Animals for Food Fiber Energy Science Technology Engineering Math Common Core Connections Anchor Standards Reading Writing Speaking and Listening Language Practice Standards Mathematics State Specific Content for All States Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming NAITC NAITCO Submitted by a Specific State All States Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming NAITC

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  • Rock, Paper, Scissors - Dominant and Recessive Traits
    or participating in class discussions Ask students if they can think of a connection between these two words dominant and recessive and genetics Allow students to guess and to offer their ideas using their prior knowledge Explain that in genetics that are some traits that are dominant over others Today they will be learning about these traits Procedures Activity 1 Rock Paper Scissors Describe the game Rock Paper Scissors using the words dominant and recessive Explain that rock dominates scissors scissors dominate paper and paper dominates rock Divide students into pairs and provide each pair with a copy of the Rock Paper Scissors Recording Char t Instruct the students to play Rock Paper Scissors ten times and record the outcome of each round on the chart Discuss the outcomes that students observed Are there ways of making certain one person will always dominate win Discuss dominant and recessive in terms of genes and heredity Provide each pair of students with a copy of the Plant Features activity sheet to color and cut out When finished ask students to place the features into the prepared gene pool containers boxes envelopes etc labeled Leaves Fruit Flowers Roots and Stems Place the five gene pool containers in different locations throughout the room Hand out a copy of the What Does It Look Like activity sheet to each pair of students Next have each individual student randomly select one feature from each of the gene pool containers Returning to their pairs have the students fill in the activity sheet with the features chosen The partners then need to determine what their plant looks like For example if one partner chooses a dominant round fruit and the other partner chooses a recessive oval fruit the plant will have round fruit Finally ask students to draw their plants showing the appropriate features Have the students display their plants Compare the number of dominant traits expressed to the number of recessive traits expressed Discuss the wide variety of plants produced from the same gene pool and how this activity shows that it is highly unlikely for two brothers or sisters to have exactly the same genetic makeup Discuss how knowledge of dominant and recessive traits is important to agriculture Ask students to think of all the different types of apples or lettuce onions potatoes etc they can buy at the grocery store Each of these different types was developed by plant breeders who cross different parent plants to get the characteristics they want Alternative Teaching Strategies for Activity 1 Rather than working in pairs have the class create one plant on a flannel board by randomly selecting from the gene pool When discussing traits that are dominant co dominant and recessive use colored markers and a whiteboard to illustrate Two colors can be blended for co dominance and a recessive color can be erased Activity 2 Mixing Inherited Traits Place the following eight piles of mixed glitter on small paper plates and spread the plates out on

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  • At Home on the Range
    erosion and reducing the potential for floods Grass traps and filters sediments and nutrients from runoff and helps water percolate through the soil and back into streams and ground water Cattle and sheep are like rangeland lawn mowers that can help care for grassland ecosystems Imagine what your lawn would look like if you didn t mow it At first glance when we see animals grazing it seems like the animal wins all However there are more winners here than first meets the eye The moment grass is shorn it seeks to restore a balance between its roots and leaves When the tops of the grass leaves are eaten by grazing livestock the same amount of root is lost When the roots die the soil s population of bacteria fungi and earthworms gets to work breaking down the dying roots This creates fertile organic matter that enriches the soil Rich soils in turn support more grass growth Grasses regrow from the bottom up Because their growing point is low to the ground grasses can usually recover well after grazing However repeated heavy grazing can kill grass When a grass plant is grazed very low to the ground a large portion of its roots die and it has little leaf area left to make energy through photosynthesis Because the plant can t generate much energy it takes a long time for the roots to regrow and the plant is very susceptible to drought Proper management of grazing involves moving livestock to a new area before grasses are grazed too low and allowing grasses a period of rest to regrow leaves and roots before grazing them again With proper management grazing can be a tool for keeping rangelands healthy In well managed grasslands decaying roots are the biggest source of new organic matter and grazing animals actually build new soil from the bottom up In the absence of grazers the soil building process would be nowhere near as swift or productive Grazing cattle aerate the soil with their hooves scatter seeds and trim wild grasses Wildfires have a harder time taking hold on shorter cropped grass than on longer vegetation Properly grazed or mowed grass can help create healthy green grass Interest Approach Engagement Show your students the picture located in the Background Agricultural Connections section of the lesson This picture shows a cow grazing Ask your students if they see anything in the picture that looks tasty to eat Then ask them if a sheep or cattle could find anything that is both tasty and nutritious to eat No humans do not have an adequate digestive system to obtain sufficient nutrients from grasses and other similar plants However cattle and sheep thrive grazing rangelands In this lesson students will learn how grazing can be managed to be a benefit to ranchers and to improve and maintain the health of the land Procedures Activity 1 Trail Blazing Review with your students the background information concerning rangelands grazing and the nature of grass

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  • California Agriculture in the Classroom
    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 National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix Search Lesson Plans Search Lesson Plans Grade Level Early Elementary Grades K 2 Upper Elementary Grades 3 5 Middle School Grades 6 8 High School Grades 9 12 Content Area Health Nutrition Science Social Studies Economics Geography History Agricultural Literacy Outcomes Agriculture and the Environment Culture Society Economy Geography Food Health and Lifestyle Plants and Animals for Food Fiber Energy Science Technology Engineering Math Common Core Connections Anchor Standards Reading Writing Speaking and Listening Language Practice Standards Mathematics State Specific Content for All States Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming NAITC NAITCO Submitted by a Specific State All States Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming NAITC NAITCO Specific to the AITC Regions All Regions Eastern Western Central Southern Companion Resources Type of Resource Activity Book Booklets

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  • California Agriculture in the Classroom
    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 National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix Search Lesson Plans Search Lesson Plans Grade Level Early Elementary Grades K 2 Upper Elementary Grades 3 5 Middle School Grades 6 8 High School Grades 9 12 Content Area Health Nutrition Science Social Studies Economics Geography History Agricultural Literacy Outcomes Agriculture and the Environment Culture Society Economy Geography Food Health and Lifestyle Plants and Animals for Food Fiber Energy Science Technology Engineering Math Common Core Connections Anchor Standards Reading Writing Speaking and Listening Language Practice Standards Mathematics State Specific Content for All States Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming NAITC NAITCO Submitted by a Specific State All States Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming NAITC NAITCO Specific to the AITC Regions All Regions Eastern Western Central Southern Companion Resources Type of Resource

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  • California Agriculture in the Classroom
    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 National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix Search Lesson Plans Search Lesson Plans Grade Level Early Elementary Grades K 2 Upper Elementary Grades 3 5 Middle School Grades 6 8 High School Grades 9 12 Content Area Health Nutrition Science Social Studies Economics Geography History Agricultural Literacy Outcomes Agriculture and the Environment Culture Society Economy Geography Food Health and Lifestyle Plants and Animals for Food Fiber Energy Science Technology Engineering Math Common Core Connections Anchor Standards Reading Writing Speaking and Listening Language Practice Standards Mathematics State Specific Content for All States Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming NAITC NAITCO Submitted by a Specific State All States Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming NAITC NAITCO Specific to the AITC Regions All Regions

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