AgroWorld - April | May
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AgroWorld - April | May
Welcome to AgroWorld! This bimonthly E-zine has been developed for the secondary educator and their students. Each issue features current events, classroom resources, activities, and grant opportunities that enhance standards based on science, applied technology, and social studies curricula.  News you can use in your classroom today! For more information or to check out your state's resources, visit us on the web at www.agclassroom.org
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KNOW: The Future of Farming

KNOW explores of the future of farming in a digital world. Big data, machine learning, smart-connected equipment, the Internet-of-Things and autonomous technologies allow us to understand fields and crops at the macro level —and all the way down to a single row in the middle of a massive field. 

AgroWorld's insight:

Count the technologies...how many are new to you? What are some emerging careers you can identity in agriculture?

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Precision in the Fields

Precision in the Fields | AgroWorld - April | May | Scoop.it

Agriculture is often high tech. Farmers and others use science and technology to collect data, analyze efficiency, monitor growth and quality, and more to save money and get better yields.

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This short video is a good introduction to technology on the farm. How might these technologies impact consumers?

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Introducing Beescape: A new online tool and community to support bees

Introducing Beescape: A new online tool and community to support bees | AgroWorld - April | May | Scoop.it

Beescape.org provides a tool for beekeepers, gardeners, growers and land managers to assess the quality of their landscapes for supporting managed honey bees and wild bees.

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How might you create a beescape in your local community?

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Seedless Watermelon — You'll Never Guess How It's Grown

If seedless watermelons have no seeds, how exactly are they grown? And what about other seedless fruit: bananas and seedless grapes — how do they grow? Prepare to have your mind blown.

AgroWorld's insight:

This video supports the instructional resource "Melons, Mitosis and Meiosis." These complex topics are placed into a context students understand, watermelons!

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Soil Health Educational Resources - Soil Health Institute

Soil Health Educational Resources - Soil Health Institute | AgroWorld - April | May | Scoop.it

Soil plays a critical role in our lives - it provides nutrition in the food we eat; filters our water; cleans our air; provides habitat for wildlife and pollinators; sequesters carbon; and sustains the livelihoods of millions of farmers and ranchers worldwide who preserve and nurture this precious resource.

AgroWorld's insight:

The Soil Health Institute Communications and Education Action Team compiled this table of soil health educational resources to help educators teach students and adults about the critical functions that soil plays in sustaining life on earth.

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What is precision agriculture?

Precision agriculture could be an important tool to address climate change and food security.

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What careers do you see needed to support precision agriculture? Will precision agriculture work globally?

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Ski town turns car park into vertical farm

For most of the year the soil in Jackson, Wyoming is iced over and the town’s produce is trucked in. Nona Yehia and Penny McBride wanted to bring fresh vegetables to the ski town, but given the scarcity of available land (97% of county land is protected), they turned a tiny vacant lot next to a parking lot into a 3-story vertical farm.

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Do you think a vertical farm could work in your community?

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Can we feed the growing population?

Can we feed the growing population? | AgroWorld - April | May | Scoop.it

High-Adventure Science addresses some of the big unanswered questions in Earth and space science — think climate change, the availability of freshwater, land management and more.

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This module "Can we feed the growing population?" explores the resources that make up our agricultural system. Student use data to critically think about the question and consider solutions.

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Qualities of a Good Anchor Phenomenon for a Coherent Sequence of Science Lessons

Qualities of a Good Anchor Phenomenon for a Coherent Sequence of Science Lessons | AgroWorld - April | May | Scoop.it

This tool, “Qualities of a Good Anchor Phenomenon for a Coherent Sequence of Science Lessons,” outlines criteria to consider when selecting an anchor phenomena addressing the NRC Framework for K-12 Science Education.

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This tool for creating good anchor phenomena fits well with the storyline phenomena episodes you'll find on agclassroom.org.

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Soil Carbon Storage

Soil Carbon Storage | AgroWorld - April | May | Scoop.it

Soil carbon storage is a vital ecosystem processes. Human activities affecting these processes can lead to carbon loss or improved storage.

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This webpage simplifies the concepts of soil organic carbon. How might farmers help to increase soil carbon sequestration?

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