Agriculture and science teaching link

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1997
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Weber, Eldon
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Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
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How can rural and urban youth, who grow up unconnected to the land, become better acquainted with agriculture — particularly sustainable agriculture? Using data from an earlier Leopold Center-funded pilot study (95-09), a cross-disciplinary-designed teaching packet about agriculture was created for use in Iowa high schools. The packet, which includes hands-on problem solving and demonstration activities, was introduced to 75 Iowa teachers at four professional development events in 1995 and 1996 (and received positive responses.

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