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New York Agriculture in the Classroom

Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix

Lesson Plans (2)

Carbon Hoofprints: Cows and Climate Change

Students explore the carbon cycle and evaluate the carbon footprint of cattle. Using critical thinking skills, students will use the Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning model to determine the effect of cows’ methane production on the environment and investigate the extent cattle contribute to climate change. Grades 9-12

Where Does it Grow? The Science of Climate and Food

Students will discover the connection between climate and our food supply as they answer the question, "Where does it grow?" They will also explore the consequences of climate change on our food supply and discover how advances in science can help farmers adapt to climate change. Grades 9-12

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