Classroom Presentations

Classroom Presentations

The Arizona Farm Bureau Agriculture in the Classroom Program can create a personalized presentation for your classroom, business, club or function. Just let us know what you are looking for! Presentations already created include....

Elementary


Agriculture Friends or Foes? (grades 1-4)
Presentation length: 30 minutes
Participants learn about insects and which insects are good and bad for agriculture. Participants also learn about some of the techniques farmers use to protect their crops.

All About Bees (grades 1-3)
Presentation length: 45 minutes
Students learn all about bees and the roles they play in the hive. Students will also learn the differences between Queen, Drone and Worker Bees. Roles within the hives will also be discussed. 

Apple Trees (grades K-2)
Presentation length: 1 hour
Students learn through literacy the season of an apple tree. Students complete an apple tree craft.

Arizona Five C's (grades 4-6)
Presentation length: 45 minutes
Students learn about the importance of Arizona's Five Cs at Statehood and today. An interactive presentation that includes the Arizona Five Cs Ag Mag and a hands-on activity pertaining to cotton or cattle. 

Build Your Own Burger (grades 3-6)
Presentation length: 45 minutes
Students learn from a giant hamburger where the items on theri burger come from and how they are made. Students will create a key and use a US Map to identify the top producing state for each hamburger topping.

Cotton Now and Then (grades 1-6)
Presentation length: 45 - 60 minutes
Students will learn all about Arizona's Cotton Industry. Students learn the importance of technology in agriculture and more specifically in the development of the cotton industry. Each student receives their very own cotton boll to hand gin as part of the presentation.

Grow Your Own Pizza (grades 3-6)
Presentation length: 45-60 minutes
Students learn from a giant pizza where the items on theri pizza come from and how they are made. Students also learn about greenhouses, the parts of a plant and arizona ag facts. 

How Did That Get in My Lunchbox: The Story of Food (grades K-2)
Presentation length: 30 minutes
Students learn through literacy how the many items in theri lunchbox got there. Does our food come from a store? This presentation helps students understand that all food starts on a farm or ranch.

If I Were a Bee, What Would I Be (grades K-3)
Presentation length: 45 minutes
Students learn about the workings of a beehive through an interactive skit. Students play out the parts of the different bees to produce a working hive. A reading activitiy is also included. 

Life Cycle of a Pumpkin (grades K-2)
Presentation length: 30 -60 minutes
Students learn through literacy the life cycle of a pumpkin. Student then create either the life cycle of a pumpkin necklace or bracelet. Teachers can also choose to make the life cycle of a pumpkin paper chain. However, this activity requires a 1-hour presentation time.

Oh Say Can You Seed (grades K-2)
Presentation length: 30 minutes
Students will learn about seeds through the book  Oh Say Can You Seed  from the Cat in the Hat Learning Library. Students then dissect their own seed to discover the 3 parts.

Parts of the Plant (grades K-2)
Presentation Length: 30 minutes
Students will learn about the different parts of the plant and identify which parts of the plant they are eating during breakfast, lunch and dinner. The presentation includes the story Seed Soil Sun and an interactive activity for the students. 

The Many Hats of Farmer Jeremy (grades K-2)
Presentation length: 30 minutes
Students learn about the many different jobs that farmers do through an interactive skit performed by the students. 

Tools of a Cowboy (grades 2-6)
Presentation length: 45 - 60 minutes (can be tailored to your class period)
Students learn about the equipment that ranchers (cowboys) need on a daily basis to run their operation. A powerpoint presentation assists with items that are too big or too messy to come into the classroom. 

Who Grew Your Soup (grades K-2)
Presentation length: 30 minutes
Through the story  Who Grew My Soup , students gain an understanding that all the ingredients in their soup originate on a farm. Students then participate in a veggie riddles activity.

Jr High and High School


Arizona Agriculture (grades 7-12)
Presentation length: 50 + minutes (can be tailored to your class period)
Students will discover the changing face of farming and the farm. They will learn about our state's agricultural industry and the role it plays in our economy. Students will discover the changing face of farming and the farmer today. Do you know where Arizona ranks in lettuce and cantaloupe production compared to other states? Learn this and more through this interactive presentation.

Misconceptions of Agriculture (grades 7-12)
Presentation length: 50+ minutes (can be tailored to your class period)
Participants are challenged to question sources of information. Students will learn the difference between animal rights and animal welfare organizations. In addition, misconceptions regarding hormones in food, antibiotic use, organic and conventional food production, and genetic modification are discussed.

Misconceptions Presentation Part 1  (Voice over presentation)
Misconceptions Presentation Part 2  (Voice over presentation)

Biotechnology (grades 7-12)
Presentation length: 50 + minutes (can be tailored to your class period)
Students will participate in discussion about one of agriculture's most debated issues: biotechnology and GMOs. This presentation will introduce students to the history and science behind genetically modified organisms. 

Biotech, What the Heck? Part 1 (Voice over presentation)
Biotech, What the Heck? Part 2 (Voice over presentation)

Media and Marketing Mayhem (grades 9-12)
Presentation length: 50+ minutes (Can be tailored to your class period)
This highly interactive presentation challenges students to look at where they are obtaining their information about food. Students will analyze food labels and advertising campaigns using the three means of persuasion identified by Aristotle: Ethos, Pathos and Logos.

Animal Welfare in Agriculture (grades 9-12)
Presentation length: 50 + minutes (can be tailored to your class period)
Students will learn and discuss animal welfare issues in agriculture. Is it really like what they see on tv and the internet? Current production practices and policies will be discussed. This presentation takes students on a virtual tour of a slaughter house facility.

Animal Welfare in Agriculture Part 1  (Voice over presentation)
Animal Welfare in Agriculture Part 2  (Voice over presentation)