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  1. Agronomy Feeds the World - Mentor's Guide

    30 Aug 2018 | Contributor(s):: PlantingScience Staff

    The purpose of this tip sheet is to help you as a scientist mentor anticipate and respond to students as they post online about their agronomy-related investigations. After initial inquiries – such as watching purple Kool-Aid run through 3+ types of soil, evaluating water-holding capacity of...

  2. Agronomy Feeds the World - Experimental Design for Guided Inquiry

    27 Dec 2016 | Contributor(s):: plantingscience

    This guide will help teachers walk their students through the guided inquiry that is part of the Agronomy Feeds the World module.

  3. Agronomy Feeds the World - Field to Table Discussion Items

    27 Dec 2016 | Contributor(s):: plantingscience

    Goals, purposes and objectives centered around a core concept (big idea):Where exactly does my food come from: Field to table?Objectives:Understand the connection between our food and farmsDetermine the infrastructure necessary to transport foodUnderstand the costs...

  4. Agronomy Feeds the World - Geography and Water

    27 Dec 2016 | Contributor(s):: plantingscience

    Goal: To understand how geography and water quantity and quality impact food and fiber production.Objectives:To understand what an ecoregion is and how crops are impacted by weather, climate, and geography among various ecoregions.To understand how water stress impacts crop production.To conduct...

  5. Agronomy Feeds the World - Plant Measurements

    27 Dec 2016 | Contributor(s):: plantingscience

    This is a brief resource to assist students in deciding how best to measure plants and record data in their experiments. 

  6. Agronomy Feeds the World - Plant Stresses

    27 Dec 2016 | Contributor(s):: plantingscience

    OverviewThis investigation introduces students to sources/types of plant stress and how plants deal/combat with stress.Also include emphasis on how plant stresses reduce yield quantity/quality; how does this affect the food supply?Talk about how growers help plants...

  7. Agronomy Feeds the World - Soil Nutrition and Fertility Resources

    27 Dec 2016 | Contributor(s):: plantingscience

    Goals, purposes and objectives centered around a core concept (big idea):The goal of this project is to allow students to understand the roles of soil nutrients and how they affect plant growth and plant nutritional status.Objectives:Understand the roles of macronutrients...

  8. Agronomy Feeds the World - Teacher's Guide

    27 Dec 2016 | Contributor(s):: plantingscience

    Premise: One in nine people in the world are hungry, and as the population expands to 9 billion by 2050, food production must rapidly rise to the challenge to reduce hunger. Although food is a basic need for mankind, fewer citizens today are aware of the process of food production and its...