Set of 25 student handouts and 1 lesson plan, Ag Today is a great reading supplement for upper elementary students to learn about agriculture. Each issue correlate with the themes of the National Agricultural Literacy Outcomes and can be integrated into science, social studies, and language arts curriculum. Each reader provides real-world connections to STEM and makes learning relevant for students in becoming agriculturally literate.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Can Sustainably Feed the World! – Ag Today Reader Issue 5
Learn the term sustainability and what that means to farmers who need to produce 60% more food with the same amount of land in order to feed a growing world population. Students will learn what byproducts are and how they are used, how food packaging has decreased waste, and how farmers use technology such as various tools, robots, and hand-held devices to improve their efficiency.