In this lesson, the students will explore the atmosphere, air and water quality, the water cycle, the Greenhouse Effect, global warming, climate change, and human-environment interaction through a number of experiments, interactive webquests and projects.
This lesson exposes students to a real-life application of genetics and technology to improve agriculture production and profit. The lesson specifically addresses bioengineering, biotechnology, and selective breeding. This lesson is ideally conducted over five 90-minute class periods.
Students will interactively construct a timeline of crop commodities, farm equipment, and generations on the farm focusing on ties to specific changes made over the years to learn the importance of resources required to work and live on a farm.