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Why Teach Students About Agriculture?

With low-cost food supplies and urban bias, is it any wonder that affluent consumers don't understand the food supply each year in its entirety, and expanding it further for the nearly 80 million mouths that are born into this world each year? — The late Norman Borlaug, Nobel Peace Prize winner (1970), wheat breeder and former professor, Texas A&M University, in a 2001 speech at Tuskegee University.

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Colorado Readers Become Interactive

Some of our Colorado Readers are now online and interactive. They use quizzing and other activities to reinforce learning. Each has a quiz at the end with results that can be printed and given to the teacher. These interactive readers list the content standards they help to reinforce. Take them for a spin by clicking on the reader covers below. You can also sign up to recieve links to new interactive readers as they become available.

Be Safe Around Electricity

Published: 
10/2016
Topic: 
Energy

We take for granted the electricity that we use every day. This reader shares with students ways to be safe around electricity. It also shares with them the path of electricity from the power plants to their homes. It introduces to them some of the safety equipment a lineworker would use. It also reinforces ways to be safe in a storm.

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Rangelands

Published: 
09/2016
Topic: 
Agriculture

Rangelands are natural landscapes dominated by native grasses, forbs and shurbs. Rangelands are important world wide. Students will learn about rangeland ecosystems and the animals that live on them in Colorado. They will learn why these areas are important. They will learn about the different types of rangelands found in Colorado. They will also explore some of the challenges in managing rangelands, especially those found on federal lands. They will be introduced to concept of conservation and conservation districts.

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Biotechnology 101

Published: 
04/2016

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Building Blocks of Nutrition

Published: 
03/2016
Topic: 
Agriculture
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Colorado's Water Plan

Published: 
02/2016
Topic: 
Water

Colorado is a popular place to live. With more and more people moving to Colorado, there is more demand for water for homes, businesses and schools. Colorado is a semi-arid state, where will this water come from? The Colorado's Water Plan helps provide a guide for future decision-making. This reader provides information on the eight basins and their water challenges. The reader summarizes what the water plan recommends. Conservation is a big part of the plan, there is a family checklist for conserving water.

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