Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom

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Introductory Lessons

Ag in My Community

Students learn about agriculture in their county and across the state.

All Oklahoma Studies Lessons, with Background and Resources

A Day Without Ag

What is agriculture, and how does it impact my life every day?

Your Future in Agriculture

Students will explore and research a variety of careers in agriculture. Students will read about rapid advances in agriculture now and in American history.

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Ag Products

Ag in My Classroom:

Items in the classroom made from Oklahoma agricultural products (2009 Ag Day Contest lessons).

Grades PreK-2

Grades 3-5

Grade 6

Grades 7-8

Ag in the Outfield

The student will learn about the many agricultural products used in a baseball game.

Ag in the Playing Fields

The many ways agriculture is necessary for all your students' favorite sports.

More facts about agriculture in sports.

Agriculture—It Doesn't Just Happen: The Work of the Ag Research Service

Students use research skills to find information about agriculture research projects and use gathered information in a variety of presentations.

Biomass: The Energy of the Future

Students will use research skills to gather information on renewable fuels. Students will compile information on a graph and compare and contrast the pros and cons for developing the fuels for use.

How to Make Pop Bottle Biodiesel (from cooking oil)

The Chemistry of Butter

Students will read about butter and conduct experiments to observe chemical reactions and changes in properties in milk.

All Dairy Lessons, with background and additional resources

Chewed Paper and Sticky Stuff

Students make adhesives from some common food substances and use flour paste to make pinatas and other crafts from papier mache.

Clothesline Sleuth

Students trace the origins of various clothing items to their agricultural sources.

All Fiber Lessons, with background and additional resources

Corn Cob Toys

Students will make toys from corn cobs and learn of the many uses for corn, both historically and today.

A Day Without Ag

What is agriculture, and how does it impact my life every day?

The Eastern Redcedar

Students read three articles about Oklahoma's eastern redcedar and find the central idea and supporting facts and author's point of view. Students conduct scientific investigations with eastern redcedar samples. Students identify the range of the eastern redcedar.

From Bolls to Bolts

Students read statements about cotton manufacturing and place them in chronological order.

All Cotton Lessons, with background and additional resources

The History of Ethanol in America

Students will explore the production of biofuels from the 1850s to the present.

How to Make Pop Bottle Biodiesel (from cooking oil)

Hogs On A Diet

Students identify an assortment of feed grains and learn the importance of eating a variety of foods, both for themselves and for farm animals.

All Swine Lessons, with background and additional resources

Made From Animals

Students match animals with the products they produce.

Making the Most of Milk: Understanding Lactose Intolerance

Students will learn what causes lactose intolerance and carry out a laboratory activity to test a treatment for lactose intolerance.

All Dairy Lessons, with background and additional resources

Making Paper

Students make paper from recycled paper.

Oklahoma Forests

Students will use their senses to observe and write about a tree, read about Oklahoma forest regions, locate the different forest regions on a map of Oklahoma, create map legends based on the reading, and create models of trees.

Oklahoma Grown

The student will learn which Oklahoma crops grow in which counties.

Oklahoma Studies

Oklahoma's Other Oilfields

Students learn about oilseed crops - canola, soybeans, cottonseeds and sunflower seeds - and how oil is extracted from them.

How to Make Pop Bottle Biodiesel (from cooking oil)

The Peanut Wizard

The student will read information about George Washington Carver and outline the information.

All Peanut Lessons, with background and additional resources

The Story of Milk

Student learn where milk comes from and place the steps in sequence.

All Dairy Lessons, with background and additional resources

Truth or Hogwash?

Students will work in teams to play a game in which they answer true/false questions about swine and then research and develop questions of their own.

All Swine Lessons, with background and additional resources

What's At Your Tailgate?

Students read about the history of tailgating and identify the agricultural sources of some typical foods and objects associated with tailgating. Students research and write about products used in tailgating and about festivals around the state. Student write creative stories about tailgate parties. Students use their math skills to plan a class tailgate party.

What's in Your Picnic Basket?

Students read about the history of picnics and explore the agricultural source of several items associated with picnics.

Will Your Car Run on Grass? How Biomass Becomes Alcohol

Students conduct experiments with yeast to determine what substances promote fermentation.

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American Studies

Books About Ag in American History

A History of American Agriculture

War Era Food Posters

The Art of Growing Things

Learn the history of seed packets, then research a plant and create your own packet.

USDA Hardiness Zones Map

At Home on the Range

How ranchers on the western frontier helped saved the bison from extinction.

Power Point Presentation Keynote

Back to the Farm

Students trace family history to find family members with farming or ranching backgrounds.

Be a Food Explorer

Students will try a variety of unfamiliar fruits and vegetables, research their origins and develop recipes.

Red Dirt Groundbreaker: Bill Pickett, Bull Doggin' Cowboy

Students will be introduced to Pill Pickett, An Oklahoma rodeo personality, who pioneered the rodeo act of bulldogging.

Red Dirt Groundbreakers

Black Mesa: Where the Rocky Mountains Meet the Short Grass Prairie
Students read about the history, topography and environment of Black Mesa, develop experiments to demonstrate erosion and formation of a mesa, find land features on maps and research related topics.

Oklahoma Studies

Bones and Stones

Students will read about ancient farming cultures in Oklahoma and the early development of farming tools. Students will design and construct simple farming tools.

Old Farming Tools

Garden Tools

Oklahoma Studies

Buried Treasure: Oklahoma's Aquifers

Students will read about the hydrologic cycle, groundwater and aquifers, locate aquifers in Oklahoma and build models to show the permeability of different earth materials.

"What is Groundwater" (Excellent video from Quest Science)

"Summary of the Water Cycle" (Great charts from USGS Water Science School)

Oklahoma Studies

Busting the Prairie: Planning a Homestead Community

Students learn about the Homestead Act of 1862 and the importance of agriculture in the settling of the West by planning and designing homestead communities and designing handbills inviting others to join them.

Smart Board Activity: Metaphor, Simile, Personification (need help opening this?)

Cherokee Farming

Students will read about farming among the Cherokees and compare farming before and after the removal. Students will make a timeline of the foods adopted by the Cherokee. Students will research to learn more about the Cherokee. Students will conduct experiments with heirloom seeds.

Oklahoma Studies

Come Into My Parlor

Students interpret a map scale to measure the space in a milking parlor.

All Dairy Lessons, with background and additional resources

Corn Cob Toys

Students will make toys from corn cobs and learnof the many uses for corn, both historically and today.

All Corn Lessons, with background and additional resources

Corn Then and Now

Students develop an understanding of the importance of corn to the survival of early civilizations of the Americas. Students compare the myths and legends about corn and use their creative abilities to act them out.

All Corn Lessons, with background and additional resources

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Cotton Pickin': Before and After the Civil War

Students examine the importance of cotton to the economy of the South before and after the Civil War.

All Cotton Lessons, with background and additional resources

Dark Days on the Prairie

Students write descriptive paragraphs based on pictures from the Dust Bowl, label a map showing the Oklahoma counties and surrounding states affected by the Dust Bowl, and research climatic conditions of the area.

Dear George: George Washington and the First Census of Agriculture

Students will translate excerpts from letters by George Washington into modern English; Read excerpts from letters by George Washington about the United States in its infancy and compare conditions Washington describes with recent conditions, based on current census data (provided); Compose a modern-day reply to one of Washington’s letters, based on current census data (provided). Design brochures to promote selected agriculture commodities.
Design surveys and use US Postal Service, email and social media to correspond with students in other parts of the country and compare modes of modern communication; Graph census data and find measures of central tendency.

Don't Fence Me In

Students learn the history of barbed wire and its impact on the development of the west and practice identifying geometric terms using examples of some common styles of barbed wire.

Extending the Knowledge

Students read about the history of land-grant universities and the Cooperative Extension Service, work in groups to find the main idea and supporting details and answer comprehension questions. As a class students make a timeline of the events leading up to the land-grant and Extension system of today. Students research to find information about specific land-grant universities and locatethem on a map of the US.

The Fair Starts With Agriculture

Students will read about the history of county and state fairs in the US, Indian Territory and the State of Oklahoma. Students will answer comprehension questions about the reading. Students will develop time lines of the history of fairs. Students will develop fair entries for judging.

Food for Keeps

Students explore food preservation methods and make beef jerky.

From Shelter to Playing Fields: Oklahoma Sod

Students will read about the importance of sod in Oklahoma history and as an Oklahoma-grown product in today’s economy. Students will complete math problems related to sod. Students will conduct experiments with a purchased roll of sod. Students will conduct an experiment to demonstrate the usefulness of sod in preventing soil erosion.

Oklahoma Studies

Garden Guard

Students will work in small groups or individually to create scarecrows, write brief descriptions about them and display them in a class scarecrow show.

George Washington on the Farm
Students learn about George Washington's contributions to American agriculture.

Get the Point

Students read about cattle drives and measure the width of the horns on drawings of longhorn cattle, then convert the measurements from inches to centimeters and from inches to feet.

Goodness, Grady!

Students read the true story of Grady, the famous silo cow from Yukon, Oklahoma, and present a play based on the story.

More Grady, the Cow Lessons and Activities

Head, Heart, Hands, Health

Students learn the history of 4-H, one of the oldest youth organizations, and use the information to compare and contrast other historical events.

The History of Ethanol in America

Students will explore the production of biofuels from the 1850s to the present.

The History of Irrigation on the Great Plains

Students examine the history of irrigation on the Great Plains, create a timeline to organize the information and research to learn about irrigation around the world.

Irrigation Museum (history, with timeline, from the Irrigation Association)

Hit the Trail

Student draw three cattle trails that passed through Indian Territory, using a written description of the trails.

Oklahoma Studies

Hoboes on Harvest

Students read about the role Oklahoma’s wheat fields played in the history of labor movements in the US.

Oklahoma Studies

Wheat Lessons and Resources

A Hundred Bales of Hay

Students practice patterns on a hundreds chart while learning about hay production, past and present.

All Hay Lessons, with background and additional resources

An International Menu

Students use dictionaries to research etymologies and explore the diverse origins of common foods we eat.

Just Lookin' for a Home

Students will learn a song about the boll weevil and use it to understand the impact agriculture has on a community and its economy.

Red Dirt Groundbreakers: Lucille Mulhall
Students read about Lucille Mulhall, a famous Oklahoma cowgirl, and participate in activities to strengthen comprehension and vocabulary.

Powerpoint: Lucille Mulhall Lasso Lessons

Red Dirt Groundbreakers

Make Mine Turkey

Students learn to interpret data in grocery advertisements and compute costs by creating a menu and computing the cost of a turkey dinner.

Red Dirt Groundbreaker: Mr. Goldman's Good Idea

Students read about the invention of the shopping cart and identify major elements of the story’s structure.

Red Dirt Groundbreakers

Next Year's Seeds

The student will play a game demonstrating variables that affect the food supply.

Pancakes, Please

Students experiment with three different kinds of leaveners and learn about pancakes in American and world.

The student will read information about George Washington Carver and outline the information.

Peanut Lessons, with background and additional resources

Piece by Piece

The student will use geometric shapes made from construction paper to create an original quilt block, then write a brief history of the creation.

Plows on the Hunting Grounds: The Indian Allotment Act of 1887

Students read about the Indian Allotment Act of 1887 and discuss its impact on Oklahoma's Native American tribes and agriculture. Students interpret a map of Indian lands in Indian Territory in 1889.

Oklahoma Studies

Red Dirt Groundbreakers

Short bios of some groundbreakers in the history of Oklahoma agriculture, with activites.

Spiro Farming: Corn, Squash and Beans Build a Mighty Trade Center

Students will read about farming practices among the people who populated the area around Spiro Mounds. Students will research to learn more about Spiro culture and other prehistoric farming cultures in Oklahoma. Students will identify the region in the US occupied by Mississippian culture. Students will trace the trade route along rivers and tributaries that joined Spiro with Mississippian ceremonial centers back east. Students will design experiments to demonstrate how agriculture might have started.

Oklahoma Studies

Surveying: 19 Chains and 50 Links

Students use geometric skills to practice the art of surveying.

Territorial Children

Students explore the geography of Indian Territory, learn about the lives of children in during that time period, make butter, make a rag doll and play historical games played by pioneer children and America Indian children.

Thanksgiving: Celebrating the Harvest

Students learn about the thanksgiving celebrations of various North American tribes and compare myth and fact regarding Thanksgiving.

Thomas Jefferson's Useful Plants

Students will read about Thomas Jefferson’s efforts to find plants that would grow well in the new country. Students will taste and research unfamiliar fruits and vegetables, learn about Jefferson’s instructions to Lewis and Clark and follow some of his instructions to explore a defined local area, experience successes and failures by growing a variety of plants from seed, discuss the pros and cons of introducing new plants to an ecosystem.

Time Line of the Land

Students construct time lines, using historical facts about the development of agriculture.

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Careers in Agriculture

Some Careers in Agriculture (list in progress)

Harvesting: Crops and Careers

Lessons for Grades K-12 related to careers in wheat production, with videos from the Grammy-nominated Great American Wheat Harvest (from National Agriculture in the Classroom)

Back to the Farm

Students will develop family trees based on people in their families who have been involved in agriculture. Includes discussion of ag-related jobs.

Breaking It Down: Careers in Agriculture

Students will explore some agriculture-related careers while decoding words with common suffixes.

Little Red Hen

Students “The Little Red Hen,” discuss careers involved in providing our food and act out a play based on the story

Off to Work

The student will become familiar with some jobs in agriculture.

Your Future in Agriculture

Students will explore and research a variety of careers in agriculture. Students will read about rapid advances in agriculture now and in American history.

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Cowboys, Cowgirls, and the West

Books About Cowboys and Ranching

Songs About Farmers, Ranchers and Cowboys

Ag in Art: Stampede, Frederic Remington

At Home on the Range

How ranchers on the western frontier helped saved the bison from extinction.

Multimedia Presentation (Power Point) (Keynote)

Red Dirt Groundbreaker: Bill Pickett, Bull Doggin' Cowboy

Students will be introduced to Pill Pickett, An Oklahoma rodeo personality, who pioneered the rodeo act of bulldogging.

Power Point Presentation

Storyteller Tim Lowry tells the story of Bill Pickett, Bull Dogger

Red Dirt Groundbreakers

Black Mesa: Where the Rocky Mountains Meet the Short Grass Prairie
Students read about the history, topography and environment of Black Mesa, develop experiments to demonstrate erosion and formation of a mesa, find land features on maps and research related topics.

Oklahoma Studies

Don't Fence Me In

Students learn the history of barbed wire and its impact on the development of the west and practice identifying geometric terms using examples of some common styles of barbed wire.

The Farmer And The Cowman

Students make booklets showing the difference between a ranch and a farm.

Beef Lessons, with background and additional resources

Get the Point

Students read about cattle drives and measure the width of the horns on drawings of longhorn cattle, then convert the measurements from inches to centimeters and from inches to feet.

A Handy Measure

Students are introduced to the method used for measuring horses.

Horse Lessons, with background and additional resources

Hit the Trail

Student draw three cattle trails that passed through Indian Territory, using a written description of the trails.

Oklahoma Studies

Red Dirt Groundbreaker: Lucille Mulhall
Students read about Lucille Mulhall, a famous Oklahoma cowgirl, and participate in activities to strengthen comprehension and vocabulary.

Powerpoint: Lucille Mulhall Lasso Lessons

Red Dirt Groundbreakers

Oklahoma Stone Soup

Students learn about soups around the world and make Oklahoma Stone Soup while acting out an Oklahoma version of the story.

Smart Board Activity: Sequencing (Need help opening this?)

Plows on the Hunting Grounds: The Indian Allotment Act of 1887

Students read about the Indian Allotment Act of 1887 and discuss its impact on Oklahoma's Native American tribes and agriculture. Students interpret a map of Indian lands in Indian Territory in 1889.

Oklahoma Studies

Red Dirt Groundbreakers

Short bios of some groundbreakers in the history of Oklahoma agriculture, with activites.

Stick Horse Rodeo

Students will learn about the rodeo and hold their own rodeos with age-appropriate
activities like "Pig Herding" ( herding balloons or balls), barrel racing with a stick horse, "Wild Cow Milking," "Scatter Square Dancing," etc.

What's Your Brand?

Student learn the history and purpose of branding cattle.

Multimedia Presentation (Power Point) (Keynote)

Beef Lessons, with background and additional resources

Woods, Lake, Rocks: Art of the Wild West at Woolaroc

Students will learn about the western art on display at Woolaroc Museum near Bartlesville, research and write reports on some of the art and artists and examine the elements of select works of art.

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Cultural Diversity

Multicultural Books About Agricultural Topics

At Home on the Range

How ranchers on the western frontier helped saved the bison from extinction.

Multimedia Presentation: Spirit of the Buffalo (Power Point) (Keynote)

Breads Around the World

Students read about breads from different cultures.

All Wheat Lessons and Resources

Red Dirt Groundbreaker: Bill Pickett, Bull Doggin' Cowboy

Students will be introduced to Pill Pickett, An Oklahoma rodeo personality, who pioneered the rodeo act of bulldogging.

Power Point Presentation

Storyteller Tim Lowry tells the story of Bill Pickett, Bull Dogger

Red Dirt Groundbreakers

Cherokee Farming

Students will read about farming among the Cherokees and compare farming before and after the removal. Students will make a timeline of the foods adopted by the Cherokee. Students will research to learn more about the Cherokee. Students will conduct experiments with heirloom seeds.

Oklahoma Studies

Corn Then and Now

Students develop an understanding of the importance of corn to the survival of early civilizations of the Americas. Students compare the myths and legends about corn and use their creative abilities to act them out.

Corn Lessons, with background and additional resources

Cotton Pickin': Before and After the Civil War

Students examine the importance of cotton to the economy of the South before and after the Civil War.

Cotton Lessons, with background and additional resources

An International Menu

Students use dictionaries to research etymologies and explore the diverse origins of common foods we
eat.

A Market for Goats

Students will read about goat production in Oklahoma and learn about the market for goats among various ethnic groups. Students will research ethnic groups and holidays in which goat meat plays an important part. Students will look at several works of art related to goats and make a timeline of the paintings to show the role of goats in history. Students will research to find the origins of the paintings and locate the countries on a map of the world.

Pancakes, Please

Students experiment with three different kinds of leaveners and learn about pancakes in American and world.

The Peanut Wizard

The student will read information about George Washington Carver and outline the information.

Peanut Lessons, with background and additional resources

Plows on the Hunting Grounds: The Indian Allotment Act of 1887

Students read about the Indian Allotment Act of 1887 and discuss its impact on Oklahoma's Native American tribes and agriculture.

Oklahoma Studies

Thanksgiving: Celebrating the Harvest

Students learn about the thanksgiving celebrations of various North American tribes and compare myth and fact regarding Thanksgiving.

Tortillas in a Bag

Students follow instructions to make tortillas in a bag.

All Wheat Lessons and Resources

Yam and Eggs

Encourage your students to try something different as they learn what people eat for breakfast around the world.

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Economics

Ag in My Community

Students learn about agriculture in their own community and across the state.

Smart Board Activity: Proper and Common Nouns

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Agriculture Counts

Students describe all the agriculture products they use in a typical day and explore statistics related to Oklahoma's most valuable agricultural commodities.

At the Sale Barn

Students will read about cattle auctions and solve math word problems related to buying cattle.

Beef Lessons, with background and additional resources

At Your Fingertips

On a world map, students will locate countries from which we import foods that climatic conditions prevent us from growing locally.

By the Pound

The student will estimate the weight and cost of produce and calculate the actual price.

Corn Cob Toys

Students will make toys from corn cobs and learn of the many uses for corn, both historically and today.

Corn Lessons, with background and additional resources

Cotton Pickin': Before and After the Civil War

Students examine the importance of cotton to the economy of the South before and after the Civil War.

Cotton Lessons, with background and additional resources

Cultivating Oklahoma's Future

Grades 7-8, Grade 6, Grades 3-5, Grades PreK-2

Students read and discuss information and vocabulary about some new developments in agriculture and the future of agriculture in Oklahoma.

Extending the Knowledge

Students read about the history of land-grant universities and the Cooperative Extension Service, work in groups to find the main idea and supporting details and answer comprehension questions. As a class students make a timeline of the events leading up to the land-grant and Extension system of today. Students research to find information about specific land-grant universities and locatethem on a map of the US.

The Fair Starts With Agriculture

Students will read about the history of county and state fairs in the US, Indian Territory and the State of Oklahoma. Students will answer comprehension questions about the reading. Students will develop time lines of the history of fairs. Students will develop fair entries for judging.

How Far Did It Travel? Exploring the Geography of Food

Students compare the distances food travels from farm to table.

Transportation Lessons, with background and additional resources

How to Pick the Best

Students learn what to look for when selecting fresh fruits and vegetables.

A Hundred Bales of Hay

Students practice patterns on a hundreds chart while learning about hay production, past and present.

Hay Lessons, with background and additional resources

In Strawberry Fields

Students learn about strawberry production and compute wages of strawberry workers.

A Lending Hand

Students will read a story about Adam and how he earned money to buy a skateboard by selling vegetables he sold at the farmer’s market. Students will learn how farmers finance their operations through the farm credit system.

Look! Up in the Sky! Agricultural Aviation

Students read about the agricultural aviation industry and its history and answer comprehension questions. Students read about the division of land by townships and sections and use legal land descriptions to identify parcels of land in a map of a land section. Students answer math word problems related to agricultural aviation. Students conduct experiments with paper airplanes and O-Wings.

A Market for Goats

Students will read about goat production in Oklahoma and learn about the market for goats among various ethnic groups. Students will research ethnic groups and holidays in which goat meat plays an important part. Students will look at several works of art related to goats and make a timeline of the paintings to show the role of goats in history. Students will research to find the origins of the paintings and locate the countries on a map of the world.

Milk by the Gallon, Strawberries by the Quart

Students make a Scarecrow Conversion Chart and get practice converting units of measurement.

Dairy Lessons, with background and additional resources

Red Dirt Groundbreaker: Mr. Goldman's Good Idea

Students read about the invention of the shopping cart and identify major elements of the story’s structure.

Red Dirt Groundbreakers

Oklahoma's Inland Waterway: The McLellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System

Students will read about river navigation and transportation of agricultural products by barge. Students will compare transportation by barge with transportation by truck and railroad. Students will build lock systems to see how barges move from one level to another.

Transportation Lessons, with background and additional resources

Plows on the Hunting Grounds: The Indian Allotment Act of 1887

Students read about the Indian Allotment Act of 1887 and discuss its impact on Oklahoma's Native American tribes and agriculture. Students interpret a map of Indian lands in Indian Territory in 1889.

Oklahoma Studies

Spiro Farming: Corn, Squash and Beans Build a Mighty Trade Center

Students will read about farming practices among the people who populated the area around Spiro Mounds. Students will research to learn more about Spiro culture and other prehistoric farming cultures in Oklahoma. Students will identify the region in the US occupied by Mississippian culture. Students will trace the trade route along rivers and tributaries that joined Spiro with Mississippian ceremonial centers back east. Students will design experiments to demonstrate how agriculture might have started.

Oklahoma Studies

The Story of Milk

Student learn where milk comes from and place the steps in sequence.

Multimedia Presentation (Power Point) (Keynote)

Dairy Lessons, with background and additional resources

US Agriculture and the World Market

Students interpret agricultural import and export data in tabular form, determine percentages, convert values between measurement systems and graph information from tables.

Weather Matters

Students will read about the effects of weather on agricultural production and explore the Oklahoma Mesonet site to find and graph local rainfall data. Students will examine weather-related works of art.

World Trade

Students use research skills to learn about world trade and the organizations which govern trade.

Your Food Dollar (and Cents)

Students learn where their food dollars go while getting practice recognizing coins and making change.

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Environment and Conservation

Agriculture is a Cycle

Students will make bracelets representing life cycles.

Are You Thirsty? The Effects of Pollution on Drinking Water

Various activities for helping students visualize the effects of pollution on drinking water.

Be a Bug Scout

Students count insects or specified weeds in a given area to experience how farmers decide whether or not to use pesticides.

Bee Dance

The student will construct bee puppets and use them to act out some bee behaviors.

Bee and Honey Lessons with background and additional resources

Biomass: The Energy of the Future

Students will use research skills to gather information on renewable fuels. Students will compile information on a graph and compare and contrast the pros and cons for developing the fuels for use.

How to Make Pop Bottle Biodiesel (from cooking oil)

Black Mesa: Where the Rocky Mountains Meet the Short Grass Prairie
Students read about the history, topography and environment of Black Mesa, develop experiments to demonstrate erosion and formation of a mesa, find land features on maps and research related topics.

Oklahoma Studies

Bubbles in the Cabbage Juice

Students will conduct experiments with cabbage juice as an indicator to identify carbon in a variety of substances.

Bug's Eye View

Students construct an insect holder and observe and classify insects.

Buried Treasure: Oklahoma's Aquifers

Students will read about the hydrologic cycle, groundwater and aquifers, locate aquifers in Oklahoma and build models to show the permeability of different earth materials.

"What is Groundwater" (Excellent video from Quest Science)

"Summary of the Water Cycle" (Great charts from USGS Water Science School)

Oklahoma Studies

Circles in the Landscape: Irrigating Oklahoma Crops

Students examine transpiration, evapotranspiration and water balance, learn the reasons for irrigation, analyze Oklahoma weather information and use geometry and other math skills to design an irrigation system.

Multimedia Presentation (Power Point) (Keynote)

Creepy Crawly Critters

Students will learn characteristics of insects by creating models from an assortment of materials.

Multimedia Presentation (Power Point) (Keynote)

Dark Days on the Prairie

Students write descriptive paragraphs based on pictures from the Dust Bowl, label a map showing the Oklahoma counties and surrounding states affected by the Dust Bowl, and research climatic conditions of the area.

More on the Dust Bowl

Oklahoma Studies

Dirty Pictures

Student compose pictures using the many different colors of Oklahoma soil.

Soil Lessons with background and additional resources

The Farmer Cares for the Land

The student will identify cause and effect relationships in issues relating to agriculture and the environment.

From Shelter to Playing Fields: Oklahoma Sod

Students will read about the importance of sod in Oklahoma history and as an Oklahoma-grown product in today’s economy. Students will complete math problems related to sod. Students will conduct experiments with a purchased roll of sod. Students will conduct an experiment to demonstrate the usefulness of sod in preventing soil erosion.

Oklahoma Studies

Harvest the Wind

Students read about wind power and wind farms, make a pin wheel and develop their own inventions for harvesting wind power.

Multimedia Presentation (Power Point) (Keynote)

The History of Ethanol in America

Students will explore the production of biofuels from the 1850s to the present.

How to Make Pop Bottle Biodiesel (from cooking oil)

The History of Irrigation on the Great Plains

Students examine the history of irrigation on the Great Plains, create a timeline to organize the information and research to learn about irrigation around the world.

Irrigation Museum (history, with timeline, from the Irrigation Association)

If Not for the Pollinators: Matching Flowers with Pollinators

Students match flowers to pollinators and construct models of flowers to demonstrate why different kinds of flowers need different kinds of pollinators

Just Lookin' for a Home

Students will learn a song about the boll weevil and use it to understand the impact agriculture has on a community and its economy.

Let It Rain

Demonstrations showing students the effects of water erosion on soil.

Soil Lessons with background and additional resources

Look Out, Below!

Student learn the four layers of soil and identify the substances that make up each level.

Soil Lessons with background and additional resources

A Lovely Captive

Students will construct a habitat which will allow them to observe the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly.

Multimedia Presentation (Power Point) (Keynote)

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Making Paper

Students make paper from recycled paper.

Manure Happens: Nutrients in Livestock Manure

Students reinforce science and math skills while learning about the nutrients found in livestock manure.

Measuring Exponential Growth

Students reinforce math skills while learning about best practices for use of animal manure nutrients and protection of water quality.

Mighty Earth Movers

Students build a habitat for worms and record observations.

Soil Lessons with background and additional resources

Mighty Oaks From Little Acorns

Students make the connection between seeds and trees by gathering and planting acorns.

Mud in the Water

The student will build a soil erosion model and learn the importance of soil conservation.

Soil Lessons with background and additional resources

Oklahoma Soils
Students read about Oklahoma soils and how they were formed and answer questions from a chart showing the soils found in Oklahoma's major land resource areas.

Soil Lessons with background and additional resources

Paper or Plastic? Exploring Renewable Resources

Students discuss, develop, invent and implement a plan for making informed personal economic decisions about renewable resources.

Playing in the Dirt: Discovering Soil

Students will use their science process skills to discover the percentage of sand, silt, loam or clay in soil samples.

Soil Lessons with background and additional resources

Pollinator Habitats

Students research, interview experts and design pollinator habitats

Preparing for Drought

Students form subcommittees to propose plans for drought management and relief.

The Role of Fire in Healthy Prairie, Brush and Forest Land

The importance of fire to maintaining the health of prairie, brush and forest lands.

Save Our Soil: Exploring Agricultural Land Use

Students will learn about the distribution of agricultural land through a demonstration with an apple representing the earth. Students will discuss the impacts of land development. Students will make land use decisions for a variety of situations and justify their decisions. Students will answer questions from a chart showing land use and ecosystem types in select countries from different regions.

Soil Lessons with background and additional resources

Soak It Up

Student do an experiment with different kinds of soil to observe how well each holds water and how organic matter increases the amount of water soil will hold.

Soil Lessons with background and additional resources

Symbiosis in Agriculture

Students compare insect relationships according to their symbiosis class—parasitism, commensalism, mutualism.

Thomas Jefferson's Useful Plants

Students will read about Thomas Jefferson’s efforts to find plants that would grow well in the new country. Students will taste and research unfamiliar fruits and vegetables, learn about Jefferson’s instructions to Lewis and Clark and follow some of his instructions to explore a defined local area, experience successes and failures by growing a variety of plants from seed, discuss the pros and cons of introducing new plants to an ecosystem.

Weather Matters

Students will read about the effects of weather on agricultural production and explore the Oklahoma Mesonet site to find and graph local rainfall data. Students will examine weather-related works of art.

Weeds on the Windowsill

An examination of the need for pesticides. Students compare the results when they grow plants in two kinds of garden soil, one of which has been treated (by boiling water) to kill weed seeds and one which has not.

What is Drought?

Students conduct an experiment to explore the effects of drought.

Will Your Car Run on Grass? How Biomass Becomes Alcohol

Students conduct experiments with yeast to determine what substances promote fermentation.

How to Make Pop Bottle Biodiesel (from cooking oil)

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Lessons for Fall

Ag in the Outfield

The student will learn about the many agricultural products used in a baseball game.

Ag in the Playing Fields

All the ways agriculture is used in sports, including the grass in the fields.

Be a Bug Scout

Students count insects or specified weeds in a given area to experience how farmers decide whether or not to use pesticides.

Be a Food Explorer

Students will try a variety of unfamiliar fruits and vegetables, research their origins and develop recipes. (Columbus Day)

Bug's Eye View

The student construct an insect holder and observe and classify insects.

The Fair Starts With Agriculture

Students will read about the history of county and state fairs in the US, Indian Territory and the State of Oklahoma. Students will answer comprehension questions about the reading. Students will develop time lines of the history of fairs. Students will develop fair entries for judging.

A Hundred Bales of Hay

Students practice patterns on a hundreds chart while learning about hay production, past and present.

Hay Lessons, with background and additional resources

Make Mine Turkey

Students compare foods available for the Pilgrim's Thanksgiving with contemporary Thanksgiving meals. Students create a menu and compute the cost of a turkey dinner, using grocery ads.

Pumpkins, Squash and Other Cucurbits

Many activities with squash and pumpkins.

A Tough Nut to Crack

Students evaluate the quality of pecans based on a set of criteria.

A Trip to the Animal Fair

Students examine the needs of pets and other animals and compare them with their own needs.

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Food and Nutrition

Be a Food Explorer

Students will try a variety of unfamiliar fruits and vegetables, research their origins and develop recipes.

Beef is Good for You

Students chart nutritional information about beef.

Beef Lessons, with background and additional resources

Bread in a Bag

Students make bread in a bag.

Bread in a Bag Kits available from

Oklahoma State Department of Education
Child Nutrition Department
Becky Gray - Administrative Assistant
Room 310
405.521.3327

All Wheat and Bread Lessons and Resources

Bring on the Brassica Veggies!

Students will read about various vegetables in the Brassica family and answer comprehension questions. Students will test recipes using Brassica vegetables and determine their favorites. Students will use Brassica vegetables in art projects.

Build a Burger

Students explore the components of a hamburger and build models of their own to create a balanced, nutritious meals.

Beef Lessons, with background and additional resources

The Chemistry of Butter

Students will read about butter and conduct experiments to observe chemical reactions and changes in properties in milk.

Dairy Lessons, with background and additional resources

Fit With Fiber: Graphing Cereal

Students gather and graph information about favorite breakfast cereals.

Food for Keeps

Student explore food preservation methodsand make beef jerky.

Fresh From the Farm

Student learn about farmer’s markets and complete a survey to learn what kinds of produce is grown by local farmers and gardeners.

Fruit or Vegetable?

Students explore the differences between fruits and vegetables from different perspectives and develop their own definitions.

Got Gluten?

Students will conduct scientific demonstratons to compare the presence of gluten in different kinds of flour.

What is Gluten?

Students read and compare two articles about gluten and research to form their own opinions.

All Wheat Lessons and Resources

Hogs On A Diet

Students identify an assortment of feed grains and learn the importance of eating a variety of foods, both for themselves and for farm animals.

Pork Lessons, with background and additional resources

Hot Off the Grill

Students will observe the amounts of bacteria in Petri dishes inoculated with hamburger meat that has been cooked to different temperatures. They will also learn that cooking hamburgers to the recommended temperature of 160° F (71° C) will kill pathogenic bacteria.

How to Pick the Best

Students learn what to look for when selecting fresh fruits and vegetables.

An International Menu

Students use dictionaries to research etymologies and explore the diverse origins of common foods we eat.

A Journey Through the Digestive System

Students use math and science skills while taking a journey through the digestive system.

Macaroni Math
Students use assorted dry pasta in a variety of math problems.

Smart Board: Pasta Poetry

All Wheat Lessons and Reources

Make Mine Turkey

Students learn to interpret data in grocery advertisements and compute costs by creating a menu and computing the cost of a turkey dinner.

Making the Most of Milk: Understanding Lactose Intolerance

Students will learn what causes lactose intolerance and carry out a laboratory activity to test a treatment for lactose intolerance.

Dairy Lessons, with background and additional resources

A Mixed Bag

Students construct a "feed bag" representing the components included in a horse's feed and learn that, like humans, animals need a variety of foods for good nutrition.

Oklahoma Stone Soup

Students learn about soups around the world and make Oklahoma Stone Soup while acting out an Oklahoma version of the story.

Smart Board sequencing activity for this lesson (Smart Notebook software required to open)

Pancakes, Please

Students experiment with three different kinds of leaveners and learn about pancakes in American and world.

Smart Board Activity: Poetry

Students will learn about different kinds of peas that grow in Oklahoma. Students will identify the parts of the vegetables we eat as root, fruit or leaves. Students will use peas in pod for a variety of math activities. Students will compare and contrast different versions of the story “The Princess and the Pea.” Students will grow peas.

Pizza for Everyone

Students brainstorm, web, gather data and graph pizza topping preferences.

Pizza Portions

Students read about pizza in groups and answer comprehension questions. Students use math skills to find what percentage of daily caloric intake is consumed when eating pizza.

Power Point / Keynote

Read Before You Eat
Students learn to read nutrition labels on packaged foods.

Rooftop Sandwich

Students create books showing the main ingredients of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Peanut Lessons, with background and additional resources

Sandwich Feast

Students use sandwich ingredients to create books, practice punctuation and have a sandwich feast.

Smart Board Activity: Guide Words (Need help opening this?)

Say Cheese

Students make cheese.

Dairy Lessons, with background and additional resources

Snack Sack

Students experience the concepts of ratio and production, using agricultural products that can be considered snack foods. Students analyze and record information from the class experience.

They Don't Just Eat Grass

Students compare and contrast different energy values of feeds by graphing the net energy for maintenance and percentage of fat for a variety of feed types and compare animal feed with human food by creating a balanced human feed ration, based on the USDA Food Guide Pyramid.

Beef Lessons, with background and additional resources

Tortillas in a Bag

Students follow instructions to make tortillas in a bag and learn about breads around the world.

What's in Your Picnic Basket?

Students read about the history of picnics and explore the agricultural source of several items associated with picnics.

What's in Your Tailgate?

Students read about the history of tailgating and explore the agricultural source of several items associated with tailgating.

Yam and Eggs

Students learn where their food dollars go while getting practice recognizing coins and making change.

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Insects

"What can we say to so marvellous an instinct as that which leads the bee to make cells, which have practically anticipated the discoveries of profound mathematics."

-Charles Darwin

Be a Bug Scout

Students count insects or specified weeds in a given area to experience how farmers decide whether or not to use pesticides.

Bee Dance

The student will construct bee puppets and use them to act out some bee behaviors.

Bee Smart. Bee Happy

Students learn basic information about bees and the importance of pollination in crop production. Includes a take home Parent Page with information about the Africanized honey bee (sometimes erroneously called "killer bees.")

Bug's Eye View

The student construct an insect holder and observe and classify insects.

Creepy Crawly Critters

Students will learn characteristics of insects by creating models from an assortment of materials.

Multimedia Presentation (Power Point) (Keynote)

Crickets on the Hearth

Students design and conduct investigations with crickets.

Fantastic Flower

Students learn the anatomy of a flower and play a game in which they act out the pollination process.

If Not for the Pollinators: Matching Flowers with Pollinators

Students match flowers to pollinators and construct models of flowers to demonstrate why different kinds of flowers need different kinds of pollinators

Just Lookin' for a Home

Students will learn a song about the boll weevil and use it to understand the impact agriculture has on a community and its economy.

Look! Up in the Sky! Agricultural Aviation

Students read about the agricultural aviation industry and its history and answer comprehension questions. Students read about the division of land by townships and sections and use legal land descriptions to identify parcels of land in a map of a land section. Students answer math word problems related to agricultural aviation. Students conduct experiments with paper airplanes and O-Wings.

A Lovely Captive

Students will construct a habitat which will allow them to observe the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a
butterfly.

Pollinator Habitats

Students research, interview experts and design pollinator habitats

Symbiosis in Agriculture

Students compare insect relationships according to their symbiosis class—parasitism, commensalism, mutualism.

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Oklahoma Studies

Plant Science and Gardening

The Art of Growing Things

Learn the history of seed packets, then research a plant and create your own packet.

Baby Peanut Plants

Students examine raw peanuts to find the “baby peanuts” inside and then sprout them on paper towels.

Peanut Lessons, with background and additional resources

A Bean is a Seed

Students will learn about germination by sprouting beans and caring for them in small necklaces which they keep around their necks.

Bee Smart. Bee Happy

Students learn basic information about bees and the importance of pollination in crop production. Includes a take home Parent Page with information about the Africanized honey bee (sometimes erroneously called "killer bees.")

Dirt Babies

Students will observe grass sprouting and growing like hair on heads they create from knee-high nylon stockings and potting medium.

Eat Your Flowers

Students grow flowers in different soil types to determine the effect on flavor.

Fantastic Flower

Students learn the anatomy of a flower and play a game in which they act out the pollination process.

Smart Board Activity: Words in Context (need help opening this?)

From Shelter to Playing Fields: Oklahoma Sod

Students will read about the importance of sod in Oklahoma history and as an Oklahoma-grown product in today’s economy. Students will complete math problems related to sod. Students will conduct experiments with a purchased roll of sod. Students will conduct an experiment to demonstrate the usefulness of sod in preventing soil erosion.

Oklahoma Studies

Funky Fungus

Students observe the growth of fungus on slices of bread.

Garden Grid

Students create a grid and plan a garden, allowing sufficient space for each plant to grow.

Garden Guard

Students will work in small groups or individually to create scarecrows, write brief descriptions about them and display them in a class scarecrow show.

A Garden in the Mailbox

Students will examine seed catalogs and find information about plants, growing seasons, etc.

Germination Observations

The students germinate seeds under a variety of conditions.

Get Growing
Students read about what a plant needs to grow and conduct experiments related to plant needs.

Grow a Living Pantry: Growing Food Without Soil

Students will read about various ways to grow plants without soil, design and conduct experiments and explore root words and affixes related to the different growing methods.

A Growing Market

The student will research and grow a plant and present findings orally.

A Hidden Beauty

Students construct a model of a plant that grows from a bulb.

Let's Get Together: Grafting Fruit and Pecan Trees

Students will read about the practice of grafting trees and plants and learn how it benefits production. Students will conduct a grafting experiment with tomato plants.

Melon Meiosis

Students will learn how seedless watermelon were developed and model the process of mitosis and meiosis in watermelons, using jelly beans.

Mighty Oaks From Little Acorns

Students make the connection between seeds and trees by gathering and planting acorns.

Next Year's Seeds

The student will play a game demonstrating variables that affect the food supply.

Norman Borlaug, Hunger Fighter

Math and writing activities demonstrating the impact Dr. Borlaug had on relieving world hunger.

All Wheat Lessons and Resources

Students will learn about different kinds of peas that grow in Oklahoma. Students will identify the parts of the vegetables we eat as root, fruit or leaves. Students will use peas in pod for a variety of math activities. Students will compare and contrast different versions of the story “The Princess and the Pea.” Students will grow peas.

Plant Parts We Eat

Students will be introduced to an assortment of vegetables and will learn to locate the parts humans use for food.

A Priceless Collection

The student will read a story about the life of Russian plant breeder Nikolai I. Vavilov and the national seed bank he established.

Seed Swapping

Students will practice and review place values, using seeds as manipulatives.

Sock Walk

Students take a walk wearing socks over their shoes to learn how some seeds travel.

The Sunflower Story

Students will learn what plants need to grow by listening and responding to the story of a sunflower.

Sunny Sunflowers

Students create models of sunflowers and play a game to demonstrate how plants grow in relation to light.

Multimedia Presentation (Power Point) (Keynote)

Symbiosis in Agriculture

Students compare insect relationships according to their symbiosis class—parasitism, commensalism, mutualism.

Thomas Jefferson's Useful Plants

Students will read about Thomas Jefferson’s efforts to find plants that would grow well in the new country. Students will taste and research unfamiliar fruits and vegetables, learn about Jefferson’s instructions to Lewis and Clark and follow some of his instructions to explore a defined local area, experience successes and failures by growing a variety of plants from seed, discuss the pros and cons of introducing new plants to an ecosystem.

Where the Blue Fern Grows

Growing fern from fern spores.

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Research, Technology and Inventions

Facts About Biotechnology

Red Dirt Groundbreakers: AC Magruder and the Magruder Plots

The man who planted the experimental Magruder Plots, the oldest continually-producing wheat plots west of the Mississippi.

All Red Dirt Groundbreakers

All Wheat Lessons and Resources

Agriculture—It Doesn't Just Happen: The Work of the Ag Research Service

Students use research skills to find information about agriculture research projects and use gathered information in a variety of presentations.

Agriculture: It's More Than You Think

The student will become familiar with several agricultural careers while practicing the use of suffixes.

Be a Bug Scout

Students count insects or specified weeds in a given area to experience how farmers decide whether or not to use pesticides.

Beef is Good for You

Students chart nutritional information about beef.

Beef Lessons, with background and additional resources

Coats and Genes: Genetic Traits in Cattle

Students flip coins and sort beans to demonstrate how cattle pass genetic traits to their offspring through heredity.

Smart Board

Colorful Cattle (movie)

Beef Lessons, with background and additional resources

Cultivating Oklahoma's Future

Grades 7-8, Grade 6, Grades 3-5, Grades PreK-2

Students read and discuss information and vocabulary about some new developments in agriculture and the future of agriculture in Oklahoma.

DNA Blueprint for Life

Students isolate DNA in a solution made from fruit pulp.

Power Point: DNA Blueprint for Life (DNA Extraction from Strawberries)

Extract Your DNA (simple NOVA experiment on video)

Red Dirt Groundbreakers: Fred Hoeme and Joseph Danne, Problem Solvers

The inventor of the chisel plow and a rare wheat hybrid uniquely adapted to Oklahoma's growing conditions.

Red Dirt Groundbreakers

Good Breeding

Students learn about common Oklahoma cattle breeds.

Beef Lessons, with background and additional resources

Students will read about technology in agriculture and focus on recent technology based on sensors. Students will conduct an experiment with infrared light to see how thermal imaging helps farmers determine the fertilizer needs of plants.

Melon Meiosis

Students will learn how seedless watermelon were developed and model the process of mitosis and meiosis in watermelons, using jelly beans.

Norman Borlaug, Hunger Fighter

Math and writing activities demonstrating the impact Dr. Borlaug had on relieving world hunger.

All Wheat Lessons and Resources

A Priceless Collection

The student will read a story about the life of Russian plant breeder Nikolai I. Vavilov and the national seed bank he established.

Red Dirt Groundbreaker: Sylvan Goldman's Good Idea

Students read about the invention of the shopping cart and identify major elements of the story’s structure.

Red Dirt Groundbreakers

Time Line of the Land

Students construct time lines, using historical facts about the development of agriculture.

Weather Matters

Students will read about the effects of weather on agricultural production and explore the Oklahoma Mesonet site to find and graph local rainfall data. Students will examine weather-related works of art.

Weeds on the Windowsill

An examination of the need for pesticides. Students compare the results when they grow plants in two kinds of garden soil, one of which has been treated (by boiling water) to kill weed seeds and one which has not.

Will Your Car Run on Grass? How Biomass Becomes Alcohol

Students conduct experiments with yeast to determine what substances promote fermentation.

How to Make Pop Bottle Biodiesel (from cooking oil)

Soil Science

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Weather

Black Mesa: Where the Rocky Mountains Meet the Short Grass Prairie
Students read about the history, topography and environment of Black Mesa, develop experiments to demonstrate erosion and formation of a mesa, find land features on maps and research related topics.

"The Dust Bowl" (interdisciplinary curriculum produced by Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts and written by Dust Bowl Survivor Dr. V. Pauline Hodges)

The Dust Bowl in the Classroom (PBS site based on the Ken Burns series,The Dust Bowl)

Oklahoma Studies

Circles in the Landscape: Irrigating Oklahoma Crops

Students examine transpiration, evapotranspiration and water balance, learn the reasons for irrigation, analyze Oklahoma weather information and use geometry and other math skills to design an irrigation system.

Presentation (Power Point) (Keynote)

Crickets on the Hearth

Students design and conduct investigations with crickets.

Dark Days on the Prairie

Students write descriptive paragraphs based on pictures from the Dust Bowl, label a map showing the Oklahoma counties and surrounding states affected by the Dust Bowl, and research climatic conditions of the area.

More on the Dust Bowl (NEH site)

"The Dust Bowl" (interdisciplinary curriculum produced by Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts and written by Dust Bowl Survivor Dr. V. Pauline Hodges)

The Dust Bowl in the Classroom (PBS site based on the Ken Burns series,The Dust Bowl)

Oklahoma Studies

A Garden in a Mailbox

Students will examine seed catalogs and find information about plants, growing seasons, etc.

Harvest the Wind

Students read about wind power and wind farms, make a pin wheel and develop their own inventions for harvesting wind power.

Multimedia Presentation (Power Point) (Keynote)

Preparing for Drought

Students form subcommittees to research drought management and relief.

Snowball Fight

Students will learn how snow helps crops grow and play a game using facts and words about snow.

Timing is Everything: The Harvest Depends on the Weather

Students will play a game to determine how much wheat a section of land will yield based upon a series of setbacks caused by weather, insects, etc. Students will read about the impacts of weather on wheat production. Students will use online resources to find statistics about wheat production and annual precipitation in Oklahoma. Students will graph the information.

All Wheat Lessons and Resources

Weather Matters

Students will read about the effects of weather on agricultural production and explore the Oklahoma Mesonet site to find and graph local rainfall data. Students will examine weather-related works of art.

What is Drought?

Students conduct an experiment to explore the effects of drought.

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World Studies

Bones and Stones

Students will read about ancient farming cultures in Oklahoma and the early development of farming tools. Students will design and construct simple farming tools.

Old Farming Tools

Garden Tools

Oklahoma Studies

Breads Around the World

Students learn about breads from different cultures.

All Wheat and Bread Lessons and Resources

Chewed Paper and Sticky Stuff

Students make adhesives from some common food substances and use flour paste to make pinatas and other crafts from papier mache.

Corn Field Math

Students use number sense, measurement and data analysis to construct drawings and compute multi-step problems with whole numbers, fractions and percentages.

Corn Lessons, with background and additional resources

Corn Then and Now

Students develop an understanding of the importance of corn to the survival of early civilizations of the Americas. Students compare the myths and legends about corn and use their creative abilities to act them out.

Corn Lessons, with background and additional resources

Counting Sheep

Students learn about the origins of counting by shepherds keeping track of their sheep.

Sheep Lessons, with background and additional resources

Garden Guard

Students will work in small groups or individually to create scarecrows, write brief descriptions about them and display them in a class scarecrow show.

The History of Irrigation on the Great Plains

Students examine the history of irrigation on the Great Plains, create a timeline to organize the information and research to learn about irrigation around the world.

Irrigation Museum (history, with timeline, from the Irrigation Association)

A Lucky Break

The student will identify and decipher some common phrases in the English language that are related to poultry.

Poultry Lessons, with background and additional resources

Oklahoma Stone Soup

Students learn about soups around the world and make Oklahoma Stone Soup while acting out an Oklahoma version of the story.

Smart Board Activity: Sequencing (Need help opening this?)

Pancakes, Please

Students experiment with three different kinds of leaveners and learn about pancakes in American and world.

Smart Board Activity: Poetry

Save Our Soil: Exploring Agricultural Land Use

Students will learn about the distribution of agricultural land through a demonstration with an apple representing the earth. Students will discuss the impacts of land development. Students will make land use decisions for a variety of situations and justify their decisions. Students will answer questions from a chart showing land use and ecosystem types in select countries from different regions.

Soil Lessons, with background and additional resources

Taming the Wild Aurochs

Students read about the development of animal husbandry, outline the information and arrange steps in sequence.

Beef Lessons, with background and additional resources

Tortillas in a Bag

Students follow instructions to make tortillas in a bag.

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Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom

Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom is a program of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and the Oklahoma State Department of Education.