Our Favorite Lesson Plans

A Look at Arizona Agriculture

At Home on the Range
To study the rangeland of the Great Plains and understand the effects of over hunting on Bison while emphasizing conservation in agriculture.

Batering Throught the Seasons
A lesson plan based around the book 'A New Coat for Anna,' will help students explore and understand the importance of bartering in economies

Build a Better Burger
To illustrate the components of a healthy diet using the example of a hamburger to highlight different food groups and the importance of nutrition.

Farming in Space
To provide an engaging, real life example of the work done by scientists in fields of biotechnology and bioengineering and to try classroom research experiments.

Farming It's a Fact
To give students an introduction to the scope and importance of agriculture and some of the skills that are necessary for careers in agricultural business.
Food Systems Feed the World
This lesson plan focuses on the steps of food production, why hunger exists and how students can incorporate food into a healthy lifestyle.

From Genes to Jeans
An introduction to genetics concepts through agricultural examples. Punnett squares, mutations, and biotechnology are taught using cotton and strawberries as examples.

In the Good Old Days
Students will learn how the changes in daily household activities over generations reflect our societys changing relationship to food and fiber.

Juniors Family Tree
This lesson about horses will help students understand that traits are passed from parent to offspring.

King Cotton
To explain the farming and processing of cotton and to discuss the impact it has had on the history of the United States

My Little Seed House
To provide students with a guided observation of the growth and development of seeds.

My Pyramid for Kids
To help students identify food groups, reminding them of portion sizes and number of servings required per day.

Next Year's Seed
To inspire thought about the problems associated with agriculture using mathematics to calculate probabilies that affect real world situations.

Planet Zorcon
To discuss the behavior of individuals with respect to resources use, explain the differences between renewable and nonrenewable resources, and identify careers related to natural resources, both renewable (agriculture) and non-renewable (mining).

World Climate Zones
To help students visualize geography and its relationship with crops, growing seasons, and regional trends.