In this lesson plan, students learn about essential elements found in soil. Students will compare and contrast the essential nutrient requirements of humans and plants and discover the sources of nutrients for plants. Developed by National Ag in the Classroom, this grade 9-12 resource is linked to curriculum outcomes.
This lab introduces students to the effect temperature has on reducing and controlling the growth of bacteria. Students will use conventionally pasteurized and ultra-high-temperature (UHT) milk to observe how different temperatures (hot, room temperature, cool, and freezing) affect the growth of spoilage bacteria. They will also learn about the importance of pasteurization in keeping food safe. Developed by National Ag in the Classroom, this grade 6-8 resource is linked to curriculum outcomes.
When the corn begins to grow in research fields used by the University of Illinois, a robot sets to work.