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April Garden Journaling -- Gardening to Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

This Gardening to Give lesson focuses on creating a gardening journal.

Additional information about the program is available on the Gardening to Give webpage.
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April Ways to Garden -- Gardening To Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

Did you know about the different ways you can garden? Or have you thought about some of the things you need to consider when selecting the way you would like to garden? Here we have a variety of choices you can make as you begin to garden.

Additional information about the program is available on the Gardening to Give webpage.
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April Planting Seeds -- Gardening to Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

This Gardening to Give lesson focuses on tips for planting your seeds.

Additional information about the program is available on the Gardening to Give webpage.
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April Planning Your Space -- Gardening to Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

Planning is key to a successful garden. Take some time to utilize the worksheet in your initial stages of dreaming your summer garden. The worksheet is the beginning of your garden journal. Keeping a journal is a diary of what you planted, learned, and achieved.

Additional information about the program is available on the Gardening to Give webpage.
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March Food Pantries -- Gardening to Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

This Gardening to Give lesson focuses on connecting with food pantries in your area.

Additional information about the program is available on the Gardening to Give webpage.
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March Seed Starting -- Gardening to Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

This Gardening to Give lesson focuses on starting seeds indoors.

Additional information about the program is available on the Gardening to Give webpage.
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March Planning Worksheet -- Gardening to Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

This Gardening to Give lesson provides questions to help you plan your garden.

Additional information about the program is available on the Gardening to Give webpage.
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Animal Game Show -- Vibrant Clubs
This game teaches youth some basic fun facts about animals. All animals have formal names for males and females, groups of the same species, the act of giving birth, and even what their babies are called.

Use the provided Animal Facts Game Show PowerPoint with a projector to host your own interactive game show.
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Bugs and Blades
A pest is a living thing that causes people harm. Mosquitos are a common pest people deal with in Iowa during the summer. Pests in crop fields harm plants causing less yield or damaged harvest. There are three main types of pests that growers deal with: insect pests, weeds, and diseases. In these three lessons, you will learn about each of these groups of pests. These lessons will use the principles of Integrated Pest Management in managing crop pests.

This curriculum includes three lessons, one for each pest group. The lesson directions are designed to be used with the included set of specimens. Fresh field samples could also be used. Each lesson is an introduction to that pest group with a focus on identifying pest issues for better management of pests.
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Introduction
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Lesson One - Crop Diseases
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Lesson Two - Insect Pests
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Lesson Three - Weeds
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Giant Pumpkin Story -- On the Go Lesson
Anyone who has grown giant pumpkins will agree, the life cycle of a giant pumpkin is fast, enormously strong, and furious. Many things are needed to grow a large pumpkin, including a giant pumpkin seedling, and preparing the soil so it has the correct nutrients. Giant pumpkin record holders also share that they mound the soil over the vine to create a double root system. Most of the prized pumpkins are at least 10 feet from the main root. Check out the life cycle of this giant pumpkin using the handout provided. Then create your own model of the life cycle of a pumpkin, and create a fun jack-o-lantern.

These To Go Lessons can be used to create a "grab and go" style activity with supplies included. Add your local contact information, print, and cut each sheet in half. The left side can be used on the outside of the paper bag or box to identify the activity, and the right side can be placed in the package as an instruction sheet.
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Don't Toss It Grow It -- On the Go Lesson
When you eat celery or lettuce, do you use the stalks and then discard the base? What do you do when your potatoes grow roots in the pantry? Do you toss them? These vegetables can regenerate from the base of the plant and regrow new, which is called vegetative propagation.

These To Go Lessons can be used to create a "grab and go" style activity with supplies included. Add your local contact information, print, and cut each sheet in half. The left side can be used on the outside of the paper bag or box to identify the activity, and the right side can be placed in the package as an instruction sheet.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.
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Seed Germination Necklace -- On the Go Lesson
This to go lesson leads young people through an experiment to determine what conditions seeds need in order to grow.

These To Go Lessons can be used to create a "grab and go" style activity with supplies included. Add your local contact information, print, and cut each sheet in half. The left side can be used on the outside of the paper bag or box to identify the activity, and the right side can be placed in the package as an instruction sheet.

Coordinator Tip: We recommend 4-6 beads per kit. You can adjust this based on the number of kits you need and the materials you are able to source.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.
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Cover Crop Monsters -- On the Go Lesson
For this activity you will create a cover crop monster, which will help you see how quickly grasses germinate and provide ground cover.

These To Go Lessons can be used to create a "grab and go" style activity with supplies included. Add your local contact information, print, and cut each sheet in half. The left side can be used on the outside of the paper bag or box to identify the activity, and the right side can be placed in the package as an instruction sheet.

Coordinator Tip: We recommend 1 teaspoon of seed and approximately 1 cup of soil per kit. You can adjust this based on the number of kits you need and the containers you are able to source.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.
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Watch Me Grow -- On the Go Lesson
Two-part lesson for crops and horticulture project areas. Learn about seeds and how they grow.

Lesson One - Seed Dissection: In this activity, you will dissect different seeds to find out what is inside. In agriculture, farmers must identify the seeds in order to manage each plant correctly.

Lesson Two - Growing Experience: In this activity you grow your own crops using the seeds provided. By engaging in this growing experiment you will explore management practices used every day in the agriculture industry to help move towards a sustainable food system.

These To Go Lessons can be used to create a "grab and go" style activity with supplies included. Add your local contact information, print, and cut each sheet in half. The left side can be used on the outside of the paper bag or box to identify the activity, and the right side can be placed in the package as an instruction sheet.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.
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Watch Me Grow
A two-part lesson for crops and horticulture project areas. Learn about seeds and how they grow.

Lesson One - Seed Dissection: In this activity, you will dissect different seeds to find out what is inside. In agriculture, farmers must identify the seeds in order to manage each plant correctly.

Lesson Two - Growing Experience: In this activity, you grow your own crops. By engaging in this growing experiment you will explore management practices used every day in the agriculture industry to help move towards a sustainable food system.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.
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Mighty Soybeans -- On the Go Lesson
In this experiment you will plant a soybean seed in Plaster of Paris, when it dries it will take 2,000 pounds of pressure per square inch to break. You will see if your soybean spout has enough strength to break out.

These To Go Lessons can be used to create a "grab and go" style activity with supplies included. Add your local contact information, print, and cut each sheet in half. The left side can be used on the outside of the paper bag or box to identify the activity, and the right side can be placed in the package as an instruction sheet.

Coordinator Tip: We recommend 3-5 soybean seeds and approximately 2 tablespoons of plaster of Paris per kit. You can adjust this based on the number of kits you need and the containers you are able to source.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.
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Bailey the Bee Coloring Pages
This coloring book is a fun way for kids to learn more about where their food comes from. It follows Bailey the Bee as he tells us about bees and pollination. Young readers can learn new vocabulary words as they read.
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Ava Apple Orchard Coloring Pages
This book is a fun way for kids to learn more about where their food comes from. It follows Ava as she visits the farm and asks the farmer how the apples are grown. As Ava learns about the farm, she sees how pests can damage crops and why it is important to keep crops healthy. Young readers can learn new vocabulary words as they read.
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Agriculture Every Day
Agriculture Every Day is aimed at teaching youth in grades 4-12 about the importance of agriculture. All lessons follow the 4-H Experiential Learning Model and include hands-on, fun, and engaging activities. Each short (20-30 min) stand-alone lesson is on a different agricultural science topic. Six of the lessons focus on animal science and six focus on crop science. These lessons are meant to be a sampling of different agricultural science topics. Each lesson can be taught on its own or they can be used together in any order. Each lesson includes target grade level, educational goals for that lesson, educational standards addressed by the lesson, materials needed, and directions for set-up and implementation of the lesson. Here are some examples of how the lessons could be used:

  • A single lesson can be used as a stand-alone activity for a club meeting, short classroom activity, or afterschool activity.
  • Multiple lessons could be used over the course of multiple classroom or afterschool visits.
  • Any combination of these lessons could be used together for a 6-hour program like a day camp.
Lessons Include:
From Grass to Milk
What's Eating My Crop?
Plant's Purpose
Animal Safety
It Starts with a Seed
Beef Quality Grading and Pricing
Soil Bits and Pieces
Egg-Citing Eggs
Nutrients in the Soil
Taste Buds Lesson
What's that Spot?
Wonderful World of Wool

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.
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Agronomy Project Area Guide
Get your hands dirty in agronomy! Find out how soils, bugs, beetles, and more affect your crops. Whether its corn, soybeans, wheat, hay, or silage, 4-H agronomy helps you learn what makes plants grow.
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Vegetable Garden Project Worksheet -- Iowa 4-H Youth Development


This editable PDF can be filled out online, saved, and then printed; or it can be printed and completed manually.
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Project Food, Land, and People: Resources for Learning
The Project Food, Land, and People: Resources for Learning is a collection of 55 Pre-K through 12th grade lesson plans for use in either a formal or non-formal education setting.

The curriculum educates students, teachers and citizens about the interrelationships between food, resources and people. It also contains background information for teacher preparation, lessons and hands-on activities reaching across multiple disciplines after having been developed, reviewed and tested by more than a thousand educators.
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Project Food, Land, and People: Eat Well, Be Well | Nutrition Lessons for Pre-K through 12th Grade
The Project Food, Land, and People: Eat Well Be Well consists of nine nutrition lessons. These hands-on lessons about nutrition offer critical-thinking activities, timely background information, measurable objectives, correlations to national core standards, and references that distinguish them in classrooms across America among materials used to teach about food production and consumption and natural resources.

The lessons can be incorporated in formal and non-formal teaching environments for grade levels Pre-K-12.
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Growing in the Garden: Local Foods and Healthy Living Curriculum
Growing in the Garden: Local Foods and Healthy Living is designed for youth gardening programs, community neighborhood gardens, farm to school programs, Ag in the Classroom and Master Gardening projects for grades 4-12. The curriculum is very adaptable to other ages as well.

The seven units address questions such as:
  • Why do people garden?
  • How do you plan, plant, maintain and harvest a garden?
  • How do you store and prepare garden produce?

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program. Additional information on this program is available on the Connecting Learning and Living webpage.
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Growing in the Garden: K-3 Curriculum
Growing in the Garden: Elementary Curriculum includes more than forty classroom and after-school program lessons and more than one hundred hands-on activities intended to enhance and increase knowledge of agriculture, natural resources, food and people.

These lessons and activities are designed for children in grades K-3, but can be modified for any age. Each unit of lessons is organized to progress from easier to more advanced.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program. Additional information on this program is available on the Connecting Learning and Living webpage.
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Préparation pour la course - Le Club des Mystères | French version of "The Mystery Club"
French version of PM 2069B: See what Captain Overalls, the safety crusader, suggests you do to safely and nutritiously fuel your engines for your best performance at school, at home, or anywhere. Find out how to calculate the calories you need to fuel your daily activities.
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Creating an Entomology Project
You can do all kinds of projects with insects. This guide can help you zero in on what interests you. Gives directions to make an insect exhibit. Also find helpful images that show how to make a display box and mount specimens.
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Metanfetamina: Mantente alejado, mantente a salvo -- El Club Misterio
Captain Overalls, the safety crusader, brings important information on meth to youth.
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Meth - Steer Clear, Stay Safe -- The Mystery Club
Captain Overalls, the safety crusader, brings important information on meth to youth.
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Be'an All You Can Be -- 4H Crop Projects 3 Soybean & Corn
This manual is packed with activities to help youth in grades 9 - 12 learn about integrated crop management, hybrid selection, profitability, safety, and harvesting.
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Prairie Investigators -- Using Plants and Animals to Uncover the Mystery of the Prairie
Biologists are detectives; they observe clues and interpret what they see. Use this guide to practice those skills and learn about the tall-grass prairie.
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Harvesting and Preparing Vegetables for Exhibit

Tips on preparing and handling vegetables for 4-H and youth exhibits, including details for 40 different vegetables.
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Preparing Cut Flowers and Houseplants for Exhibits
Learn all the ins and outs of exhibiting cut flowers and houseplants at flower shows and fairs. Details provided for 16 different flowers.
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From Mendel to Markers –- Impact of Molecular Technologies on Animal, Plant, and Human Genetics Curriculum for Grades 9-12
This three-module curriculum was prepared by the Office of Biotechnology at Iowa State University and published by ISU Extension for high school teachers or extension educators to use with grades 9-12 or adult audiences. In the 1860’s, Gregoire Mendel conducted plant breeding experiments on the common garden pea that led to the first theories about the units of inheritance that we call genes. Mendel’s work provided the foundation for today’s molecular marker technologies. Molecular markers are pieces of DNA that are linked to or are part of a gene associated with a desirable characteristic, such as seed size or disease resistance. Through a process called marker assisted selection, scientists can use molecular markers to select plants or animals that have the characteristic without waiting for them to grow to maturity. The new curriculum uses hands-on activities to trace the development of modern molecular genetics and bioethics issues from Mendel’s experiments to current marker assisted selection of plant and animals. Each module is designed to be used independently or with the other modules. For educators, each module contains background information, lesson plans, Internet resources, and overhead transparency masters. Informational and activity handouts that can be photocopied for students are included.
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Crop Production Project Worksheet
This editable PDF can be filled out online, saved, and then printed; or it can be printed and completed manually. For more information visit our webpage on using 4-H forms and documents.
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Where We Live -- Grades 4-6 Curriculums for Educators and Students
Where We Live series: History of the Land, Weaving the Food Web, and Living with the Land connects the past to the present as learners in grades 4th through College learn about the history of Iowa’s valuable natural resources through hands-on activities about rocks, prairies, grains, trees and animals.

The curriculum teaches children, youth and adults about food and land production through plants, animals, harvest, processing, distribution, and marketing to the consumer. Learning the value the land and methods used to grow food and protect our natural resources through soil conservation, water quality, pest management and animal care issues.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program. Additional information on this program is available on the Connecting Learning and Living webpage.
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Especially for Kids! Insect Investigator -- Reiman Gardens
Learn how to keep an insect investigator journal and see how many of the world's one million different types of insects you can find.
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Wetlands, Wildlife and You
Wetlands are an important natural resource and are about the most productive ecosystem on Earth. Learn about wetlands, including information on animals such as muskrat, mink, fish, and birds; wetland food chains; and even complete a wetlands crossword puzzle.
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Record Keeping Worksheet Crop and Weather
This editable PDF can be filled out online, saved, and then printed; or it can be printed and completed manually. For more information visit our webpage on using 4-H forms and documents.
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