First, you will need to download the Bugs, Weeds Spray Away lab manual, which can be found here:
What did you eat today? Have you stopped to think about where that food came from? Farmers execute a branch of science called agriculture, which involves the science or practice of farming. Studies in agriculture extend far beyond simply growing food, however, as they deal with the equipment, materials, and conditions required to maximize food production for people all over the world.
This activity will explore the commonly used machinery and equipment required to grow food in a grand scale!
Saskatchewan Curriculum Connections: Field Crop Production 10, 20, 30 Agriculture Technician Program:
Module 7.1: To identify and describe various
crops grown in the local area.
Module 8: To explore the evolution of technological developments related to field crop production machinery.
Module 11.1: To describe the major components and operating
mechanisms of combine equipment.
Module 22.3: To develop a basic understanding of financial
Module 28: To explore the evolution of technological developments related to weed and pest control with a focus on the political and social forces that spawned the development and the steps involved in it.
Check out what we did last time by clicking “To Infinity and Beyond – July 10th”, linked below.