Nine local teachers added agriculture to their classrooms with the help of an Ag Science Grant from the McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation.
Check out the projects below!
Students learned about precision agriculture and explored emerging technologies like automated tractors and robots. Grant funds were used to purchase a drone and robotics equipment. Students mapped out a field , designed a vehicle and program it to run the area of the field.
Biology students learn about they symbiotic relationship of fish and plants in an acquaponics system. Physical science students learned about the chemistry and measured pH levels.
Students had the chance to learn about and assemble farm equipment with the help of high school ag students.
Farm equipment and animals for students to learn about crops, livestock and dairy.
Students learned about farm equipment, gears and motors.
Students learned about how machinery is important to agriculture.
Document cameras allowed students to explore and compare monocot and dicot plants.