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PBL: Sustainable Agriculture

Grade levels: 4th, Environmental Science

Topics: Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Human Impact, Earth Systems

Languages: English

Interdisciplinary: Yes

Disciplinary Core Idea
LS2:  Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics , ESS2: Earth's Systems, ESS3: Earth and Human Activity , ETS2:  Links Among Engineering, Technology, Science, and Society 

Agriculture and food production are essential to our society. Humans need food to survive, and farmers face increased pressure related to population increases, environmental concerns, and loss of farmers and farmland, all while making sure they can make ends meet. This Project Based Learning Unit is designed to introduce sustainable agriculture practices, their importance within our communities, and their role within a broader context of challenges that farmers face.

This project is funded under a grant contract with the State of Tennessee.