Want to engage every student? Incorporate these lesson plan activities into your classroom for active learning. Active learning leads to deeper learning and increased critical thinking. These activities allow students to learn through many of their senses, while aligning to Nebraska State Education Content Standards.

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Agricultural ProductsAgricultural Products

Grade: 2nd
Core Subjects: Social Studies | Math | Language Arts

Connect how common items used every day contain agricultural products.

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Agricultural TransportationAgricultural Transportation

Grade: 4th
Core Subjects: Social Studies

Students use a map to plan routes, locate rivers, towns, and points of interest.

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thumbnalAgriculture is Everywhere

Grade: 3rd, 4th
Core Subjects: Language Arts | Social Studies

Identify how what we eat and products we use in our everyday lives are connected to agriculture.

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Agriculture The Center of an Economic WebAgriculture - The Center of an Economic Web

Grade: 4th
Core Subjects: Social Studies

Understand the interdependence of producers and consumers.

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The Apple CycleThe Apple Cycle

Grade: K, 1st, 2nd
Core Subjects: Science | Social Studies

Understand and model the apple life cycle and relate it to other agricultural plants.

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Cheeseburger MapCheeseburger Map

Grade: 2nd, 3rd
Core Subjects: Social Studies | Math

Use a map to answer questions about locations and distances.

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Corn CalculationsCorn Calculations

Grade: 4th, 5th
Core Subjects: Math

Learn how to calculate number of kernels on an ear and bushels per acre and gather data to calculate minimum, maximum, mode, median and range.

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thumbnalEarth’s Resources

Grade: 5th
Core Subjects: Language Arts | Science | Social Studies

Understand the difference between consumption, conservation and preservation of Earth’s resources in our environment and in agriculture.

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Edible PlantsEdible Plant Parts

Grade: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Core Subjects: Science

Identify whether common plants we eat are seeds, roots, stems, leaves, fruits or flowers.

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Farming in a GloveFarming in a Glove

Grade: 1st, 2nd
Core Subjects: Science | Language Arts

Students will follow instructions to grow four different types of seeds.

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Food ProductsFood Products

Grade: 1st, 2nd
Core Subjects: Social Studies | Science

Identify agricultural ingredients that go into food products we eat.

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thumbnalFood Systems Feed the World

Grade: 5th, 6th, 8th
Core Subjects: Social Studies | Language Arts

Understand the basic parts of the food chain.

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Futures FarmingFutures Farming

Grade: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Core Subjects: Language Arts | Math

Understand the basic concept of selling commodities on the futures market.

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Life of a Tree EnactmentLife of a Tree Enactment

Grade: K, 1st, 2nd
Core Subjects: Science | Language Arts

Students will act out the life cycle of a tree.

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Make and Eat Soil ProfileMake & Eat Soil Profile

Grade: K, 1st, 2nd, 5th
Core Subjects: Social Studies | Science

Students will use a hands-on model to build a soil profile.

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thumbnalMy Ag Roots

Grade: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Core Subjects: Social Studies

Research student’s past to create a family tree and identify careers in agriculture.

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thumbnalNutritional Snack

Grade: 6th
Core Subjects: Math

Understand basic nutritional needs of certain farm animals.

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thumbnalOur World – Soil & Water

Grade: 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Core Subjects: Math | Social Studies | Science

Create a model that fractionally represents the amount of earth’s usable soil.

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thumbnalSee DNA Without a Microscope

Grade: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Core Subjects: Science

Model DNA extraction using a wheat germ.

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thumbnalThere’s a Watershed in My Backyard

Grade: 3rd, 4th, 5th
Core Subjects: Social Studies | Science

Use a model to illustrate a watershed and how pollution impacts the watershed.

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thumbnalWad-A-Watershed

Grade: 5th
Core Subjects:
Social Studies | Science

Explain a watershed, how water flows and how people impact the quality of our water.

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