A series of 10 teacher-reviewed lesson plans exploring food and agricultural themes are now available at https://www.nsta.org/corteva thanks to a collaboration between the National Science Teaching Association and Corteva Agriscience.
“Agriculture provides a unique opportunity for teachers to engage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts in a way that directly and indirectly impacts their lives,” said David Evans, NSTA Executive Director.
Each science-based lesson plan uses relatable scenarios and hands-on activities to fuel deeper student engagement in STEM, while connecting students in third to fifth grades to the world of food and agriculture.
“When students — and then hopefully their families — have discussions about where food comes from and the role agriculture plays in the food system, we are helping to create the next generation of informed food consumers,” said Dana Bolden, Senior Vice President, External Affairs and Sustainability, Corteva Agriscience. “In NSTA, we have a collaborator who translated our passion for food and agriculture into fun activities educators will seek to help them teach science and math.”
The site will feature a collection of videos produced by Corteva that highlight sustainable farming, precision agriculture, and the global exchange of food and how it promotes economic development and food security worldwide. Companion resources will also be available to teachers through the new site.