• 2019 Instructional Kit Committee Report

    Committee Report for the Instructional Kit Committee 2019
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  • How do you teach therapy animals

    Hello All,   I'm looking to add some more content to my Small Animal Science class. How do you teach therapy animals to your small animal science class? I'm hoping to add more than just a video on therapy animals.   ...
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  • Agriculture Exchange Boxes Spring 2018

    I know that a bunch of teachers did exchange boxes in the Fall of the 2017/2018 school year, but is there anyone who would like to do a Spring exchange? I'm looking for 4 more schools to exchange with. I am planning o...
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  • Plant cuttings and grafting

    Hello!   I do not claim this as an original idea, but I was asked to share this by a couple of people. I tried a new lab (new to me anyways) to demonstrate grafting, budding, and air layering with my horticulture st...
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  • Ag Exchange Boxes

    Hello,   Last year I did 6 Ag Exchange boxes with my 7th and 8th grade classes and it was great! I haven't seen a post for exchange boxes yet so I thought I would start one. I would like to do an exchange with 6 ot...
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  • Marley and Me

    I was thinking about showing the movie Marley and Me in my Small Animal Science class during our dog unit. My question: does anyone/has anyone played Marley and Me to show the difficulties and responsibility of owning...
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  • Make an egg candler for less than $2

    I thought about this while walking around Walmart last night, it's a real cheap way to make an egg candler with a few bits and pieces.   Supplies: $1.00 flashlight from the camping section $1.97/2 pack 1 1/8" rubbe...
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  • Tillage Techniques 3D model

    Before I reinvent the wheel, has anyone done a project where they have students create a 3D scale model field that demonstrates different tillage techniques, such as no till, strip till, conventional tillage, etc.   ...
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  • New classes starting- Wildlife Management/Natural Resource and Project Learning

    I will be starting several new classes at my school next year. The first one is Wildlife Management and Natural Resources. Does anyone have a course outline for a course like this that they would be willing to share? ...
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  • Food Science Curriculum

    Hello,   I will be teaching a food science class this Spring. I have resources, (some) textbooks, and other such resources, but I was wondering if anyone had good suggestions as to sequencing the materials; does anyo...
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  • Introduction Class- Agronomy Unit

    Howdy!   I'm going to begin an agronomy  unit in my introduction class, some of my students have shown an interest in learning about the topic. I'm wondering how others have set up this unit in the past. What specifi...
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  • Current Events In Ag

    I'm thinking of doing a weekly "Current Event in Agriculture" and I was wondering how others might have this set up. Do you prepare an article for the students to read once a week? Do you assign it as homework and hav...
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  • Program Re-Vamp

    Hello,   I am a first year teacher at a position that they just reinstated to full time status after a few years. Because of that there is a lot of room for improvement and expansion, with the classes and the FFA. I ...
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  • Root, Stem, Leaf, Flower Anatomy

    I am student teaching a Floriculture class right now and we are just about to begin identification of the parts of a plant. I do have some microscopes at my disposal, and I would like to have the students sketch the p...
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  • Career Explorer

    I am teaching an 8th grade exploratory agriculture class and we just started our careers project. About half way through the week, the FFA.org Career Explorer started requiring a login to see the information on the we...
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