Food waste is a major issue in developed countries. This unit is designed to teach students about food waste and ways they can help reduce it. This section contains one unit with three lesson plans that will teach students how to reduce food waste by learning more about proper food storage, best-by dates, and ugly foods. It also contains a stand-alone lesson on food packaging and composting.
his Nature of Teaching unit titled "the Scientific Process of Conservation Biology: Analyze, Design, Debate," introduces students to the field of conservation biology and the process of conserving a species. It includes 4 lessons and 4 case studies as well as a teacher information section and list of sources. Students will learn how to: analyze literature, graphs, and figures to discern factors threatening a species; identify different careers involved in conservation biology; learn how to edit
Summer is a time for relaxation, fun, and spending time with family and good friends. We celebrate with fireworks on the Fourth of July, have cookouts, and sit around campfires. As enjoyable as these simple pleasures are, they can also be accidents waiting to happen if we don't understand the personal safety dangers associated with each. Taking time to learn a bit more about fire safety can keep your summer fun all season long.
Summer is here, and so is the heat. As county fairs and livestock shows get underway, it is important to be mindful of the heat in regard to the safety and wellbeing of your animal. Heat stress goes beyond simply checking the forecast for the day. As you and your family prepare your animals, there are some valuable considerations before heading from pasture to show pen.
4-H livestock show season is approaching, and a healthy animal is part of any successful animal project. This means 4-H members and their families should know the best management practices for livestock biosecurity before, during, and after livestock shows. The focus of 4-H animal science projects is the education of the 4-H member, and biosecurity is important in that process.
Spring has finally arrived in Indiana, bringing budding trees and flowers, longer days, and the return of farmers markets. With over 150 farmers markets throughout the state, you are sure to find one near you. Some of the larger markets can be overwhelming to navigate, making it difficult to know if you're getting the best deals. Here are some tips to help you make the most of out of summer trips to your favorite farmers market.
Spring might have been slow to warm up, but summer is just around the corner, and summertime in Indiana means fairs, festivals, and food trucks. This can be the season for deep-fried, sugar-laden, high-calorie foods and beverages. If you attend one or even two of these events over the summer, you shouldn't worry too much about wrecking your diet by indulging in some of your favorite things. However, if you're like many 4-H families who will be spending much of your time at these events, you mig