The project challenge in smart AGRICULTURE asks students to create a project that focuses on the “smart” technologies and science behind food production. Students are challenged to create a demonstration, experiment, hands-on experience, infographic or design their own project that fact-checks the realities of modern farming, farmers and food.

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smart AGRICULTURE asks students to explore concepts of biodiversity, biotechnologies, climate change and agricultural technologiesthrough the lens of both consumers and farmers. Students focus on ways they can be more involved with our food systemand what they can do to ensure that decisions about our food system are based on science, accurate information and informed choices.

Project and Activity Guide

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Spark Questions

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Learn and Build Competencies

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Project Tools

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Assessment Tools

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