Videos and Lesson Plans

These videos were designed to use in the classroom as additional tools For instruction. The accompanying lesson plans are suggested for specific grade levels however with adaptation may be utilized across a variety of grade and ability levels.

Sustainable Family Farming



Sustainable Agriculture Resources and Programs for K-12 Youth - Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
http://www.sare.org/content/download/50159/661951/K-12

Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE)
http://www.sare.org/SARE-Nationwide

Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture - Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (High School Curriculum)
http://www.cias.wisc.edu/curriculum/modI/index.htm  

Corns, Beans and Burgers, Issues in Sustainable Field Crop Rotation  - Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (High School Curriculum)
http://www.cias.wisc.edu/curriculum/modII/index.htm

Waterwheel Transplanter



Cornell University Garden-Based Learning - Garden in the City
http://blogs.cornell.edu/garden/get-activities/signature-publications/

farmer's market

Cornell University Department of Nutritional Sciences (Broad grades range with adaptation)
http://www.discoverfoodsys.cornell.edu Or visit: http://www.discoverfoodsys.cornell.edu

Cornell University Department of Nutritional Sciences - Lesson 1.  Food and You
http://www.discoverfoodsys.cornell.edu/pdfs/S11.pdf Or visit: http://www.discoverfoodsys.cornell.edu

Cornell University Department of Nutritional Sciences - Lesson 2.  Food System Basics
http://www.discoverfoodsys.cornell.edu/pdfs/S12.pdf  Or visit: http://www.discoverfoodsys.cornell.edu

Cornell University Department of Nutritional Sciences - Lesson 3. Think Globally, Eat Locally
http://www.discoverfoodsys.cornell.edu/pdfs/S13.pdf Or visit: http://www.discoverfoodsys.cornell.edu

Horse Farming

PBS Teachers - Creating the “Perfect” Horse (Grades 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/teachers/connect/resources/6414/preview/

Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems - Toward a Sustainable Agriculture (High School Students)
http://www.cias.wisc.edu/curriculum/index.htm

IAITC Horse Lesson Booklet - A “HAND” SOME HORSE

United States Department of Agriculture - National Association of Agricultural Educators - Sustainable Agriscience  
http://www.naae.org/links/resources/usdalessons/2009%20sustainableagrscience.pdf

Preparing fields

PBS Teachers - Soil Makers - 60 second science (Grades 3-6) 
http://www.pbs.org/teachers/connect/resources/3992/preview/

PBS Teachers - Taking It Apart  60 Second Science (Grades 3-6)
http://www.pbs.org/teachers/connect/resources/3994/preview/

Sustainable Agriculture: It All Starts With the Soil Journey to Planet Earth (adaptable to wide age range)
http://www.pbs.org/teachers/connect/resources/3544/preview/

WGBH Teachers Domain - Recycling and Composting (Grades K-5 )
http://ecgardening.cce.cornell.edu/PDFs/Home%20Composting.pdf

PBS Teachers - Scientific American Frontiers - Destination Galapagos Islands: Testing the Earth,
Soil Comparison Between Galapagos Islands and Your Soil
(Grades 6-12)
http://www.pbs.org/teachers/connect/resources/2211

PBS Teachers - Journey into Amazonia - Soil in the Amazon (Grades 7-12)
http://www.pbs.org/teachers/connect/resources/3531/preview

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton and Essex Counties - Soil Organic Matter
http://ecgardening.cce.cornell.edu/PDFs/OM%20Brochure.pdf

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton and Essex Counties - Home Composting
http://ecgardening.cce.cornell.edu/PDFs/Home%20Composting.pdf

NASA - Dr. Soil  (Beginning to advanced)
http://soil.gsfc.nasa.gov/index.php?section=115

NASA - Plant Nutrient Team Activity Book (Elementary)
http://soil.gsfc.nasa.gov/index.php?section=82

California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom - Simple and Complex Machines used in Agriculture (Grades 2-5)
http://www.cfaitc.org/lessonplans/?details=109

6 Simple Machines - This and over 4,000 more free lesson plans can be found at HotChalk’s LessonPlansPage.com (Grades 4-7)
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/ScienceMD6SimpleMachinesFullUnit46.htm

NASA - Soil Science Education Home Page (All Grade Levels)
http://soils.gsfc.nasa.gov/  

NASA - Soils as Electrical Systems  (Advanced)
http://soil.gsfc.nasa.gov/index.php?section=80

NASA - Soil Microbes (Intermediate to Advanced)
http://soil.gsfc.nasa.gov/index.php?section=117

NASA - Soil Sizes Some Surprises  (Advanced)
http://soil.gsfc.nasa.gov/index.php?section=116

NASA - Texture by Feel (Advanced)
http://soil.gsfc.nasa.gov/index.php?section=118

NASA - Filtering Qualities of Soils
http://soil.gsfc.nasa.gov/index.php?section=83

row covers

Cornell University Department of Horticulture Garden Based Learning Program - To Tent or Tunnel  (Grades 4-5)
http://blogs.cornell.edu/garden/files/2009/01/to-tent-or-tunnel.pdf Or visit: http://blogs.cornell.edu/garden

starting plants from seeds

New York Agriculture in the Classroom - Science of Life Explorations through Agriculture
http://www.nyaged.org/aitc/resources/lesson.htm

Science of Life Explorations through Agriculture - Composting for Better Soil  (Grades 4-5)
http://www.nyaged.org/aitc/resources/pdf/activities/composting.pdf   

Science of Life Explorations through Agriculture - Experimenting with Seeds  (Grades 4-5)
http://www.nyaged.org/aitc/resources/pdf/activities/explore.pdf 

Science of Life Explorations through Agriculture - The Right Plants  (Grades 4-5)
http://www.nyaged.org/aitc/resources/pdf/activities/right.pdf 

Cornell University Department of Horticulture Garden Based Learning Program - Starting Plants from Seeds (Multiple Grade Levels)
http://blogs.cornell.edu/garden/files/2009/01/starting-plants-from-seeds.pdf Or visit: http://blogs.cornelledu/garden

Cornell Department of Horticulture - Composting in the classroom - Scientific Inquiry for High School Students
http://compost.css.cornell.edu/CIC.html Or visit: http://compost.css.cornell.edu/CIC.html

Weeding

New York Agriculture in the Classroom - Science of Life Explorations through Agriculture
http://www.nyaged.org/aitc/resources/lesson.htm

Cornell University Department of Horticulture Garden Based Learning Program - Climate Change and Gardening (Grades 3-5)
http://blogs.cornell.edu/garden/files/2009/07/Garden-Sombreros5.pdf  Or visit: http://blogs.cornell.edu/garden

Bureau of Land Management - Just for Kids Soil Biological Communities (Grades 3-6)
http://www.blm.gov/nstc/soil/Kids/index.html

Science of Life Explorations through Agriculture - What’s Living in my Soil? (Grades 4-5)
http://www.nyaged.org/aitc/resources/pdf/activities/soil.pdf 

Science of Life Explorations through Agriculture - Insect Anatomy  (Grades 4-5)
http://www.nyaged.org/aitc/resources/pdf/activities/insect.pdf 

Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems - Agro-ecosystem activity 4: Diversity in natural habitats (High School)
http://www.cias.wisc.edu/curriculum/modII/secc/modii_secc_act.htm#secc_act4

Crop Rotation on Organic Farms - SARE Publication - http://www.sare.org
http://www.sare.org/publications/croprotation/croprotation.pdf