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The World as an Apple Activity (PDF)

World Food Supply (PPTX)

Soils, Food and Health Activities from Soil! Get the Inside Scoop

Seed Survivor: Growing healthy plants depends on healthy soil! Check out these videos for elementary students.

Little Green Thumbs: Year-round indoor gardening for kids just got easier! Little Green Thumbs gives students and teachers an opportunity to become food producers right in their classrooms!

Relevant Reading Materials

Feeding the World in 2050

When I Think About Poverty

Toward Food Security in 2050

A Long Way to Go

Soils Provide for Civilizations (PPTX)

Extra Activities

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Soil Sam – Illinois AITC Students make a "Soil Sam"
with a baby food jar to hold the soil and
grass seeds planted to grow "hair".
Includes suggested additions to learn about fertilizers.

Grade 9-12 The Chemistry of Fertilizers – California Foundation AITC
Hands-on experiments, activities, practice problems, discussions
and writing assignments are incorporated as students
learn to break compounds into ions, make a fertilizer
and test several fertilizers for phosphate content.

Grade 9-12 Chemistry in Plant Nutrition and Growth – Alaska AITC
Lesson plan with information, tables, diagrams,
and questions about plant nutrients in soil.

Create a Home or School Garden - Junior Master Gardeners Program of the extension network.

Journey 2050 - How will we sustainably feed 9 billion people by the year 2050? This curriculum-based education program uses ipad games, animated videos and interactive lessons to engage students.

Nutrients for Life Foundation

Fence that farmland!

Habitat mapping

Seeds to Seeds - Planting and harvesting winter wheat

News Releases

Soils Support Agriculture

Indiana Teacher Wins Grant



What is Precision Agriculture?

Why Do Farmers Use Fertilizer?


March IYS Newsletter




Aaron DeJoia
Matthew Duncan

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