Dairy | Grades 4-10 | Science

Raving Ricotta

During this lesson, students will be introduced to ricotta cheese, including the basic science and origin of this fresh cheese. The students will make and taste ricotta in the classroom and discover ways to incorporate ricotta into healthy snacks.

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Dairy | Grades 4-10 | Science

Marvelous Mozzarella

Students make fresh mozzarella cheese and discover the science (changing a liquid to a solid), art, and craft involved in the development of specialty cheese.

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Gardening | Grades 3-12 | Science

3D Flower Model

Learn the parts of the flower by constructing a 3-D flower model.

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Chocolate, Coconut | Grades 5-12 | Language Arts, Social Studies

Coconut to Candy Bar

In Coconut to Candy Bar students will trace the production of a candy bar that includes coconut as its flavoring ingredient, from the first ingredient, to the final product.

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Gardening | Grades 7-12 |

What’s Bugging Me?: Integrated Pest Management Part 1

Pest management is required for all types of gardens. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is using more than one practice to control and prevent pests. In this lesson students will learn about the different practices that can and are being used in agriculture today. Students will test the effectiveness of some of the practices by designing their own bioassay experiments.

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Gardening | Grades 7-12 |

STEMming Up Plant Nutrients

In this lesson students will identify and describe the functions of essential plant nutrients. This material assumes a basic knowledge of plant biological functions and fertilizer. If you feel your students need more background information see: www.nutrientsforlife.org

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Gardening | Grades 7-12 |

Plant Propagation

Plant propagation is the process of creating new plants from a variety of sources: seeds, cuttings, bulbs and other plant parts. There are several methods of plant propagation used in com-mercial horticulture besides planting seeds. This lesson will introduce the industry skills of plant propagation, such as graft-ing, budding, rooting cuttings, seed scarification, air layering and tissue culture. Students will also research on the internet about several types of plant industries, and gain an appreciation for how economically important they are.

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Gardening | Grades 7-12 |

Plant Hormones and Tropic Responses

There are many hormones in plants and they all play different roles. In this lesson students will learn about hormones such as ethylene, gibberellins, cytokinin, absiscic acid and the application of hormones in commercial horticulture.

Tropic responses in plants are those responses to light, gravity and touch. In this lesson students will learn about the different tropic responses and set up experiments to demonstrate hormone effects and plant responses to stimulus. Data will be collected and summarized in tables and graphs.

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Plant Nutrition, Environmental, Gardening | Grades 7-12 |

“Phun” with Photosynthesis

Students will use light-sensitive beads to observe how sunlight can cause rapid physical and chemical changes in what it strikes. They will calculate the total surface area of leaves exposed to the sun on a saw palmetto plant. They will calculate how many photoelectric cells would equal the solar energy capturing ability of the saw palmetto plant they measure. The students will then design and make a tree using photoelectric cells as leaves.

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Gardening | Grades 7-12 |

Pest Management Safety: Integrated Pest Management Part 2

Pest management is needed in order to have a healthy and productive garden. There are many options for pest control. This lesson will show students the importance of reading a pesticide label and what information they can find. Students will also be exposed to safety equipment that may need to be used when applying a pesticide.

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