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You recently created a MyBinder account on the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix. You may have been introduced to this education resource in a teacher workshop or inservice, by a referral, or through an internet search. However you found us, we'd like to welcome you to the Matrix where you will find free, searchable, and standards-based lesson plans and supporting resources for K-12 teachers. The Matrix contextualizes national education standards in science, social studies, and nutrition education with relevant instructional resources linked to Common Core Standards. 

Your "MyBinder" account allows you to save lessons of interest in your own digital binder. This feature ensures you can find your favorite lessons and that you will always have the most current version at your fingertips.

Each month we send out a newsletter summarizing the new resources that can be found on the Matrix. The newsletter for June can be found below. If you wish to opt out of these newsletters, you can do so by clicking unsubscribe in the footer of this email. You can also receive updates by following us on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

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What's New on the Matrix?
6th-8th Grade
Investigate the effects of added soil nutrients on water quality, perform chemical and physical tests on water samples, and determine the health of an aquatic ecosystem.
6th-8th Grade
Students develop an understanding of what factors impact water quality within watersheds.
 
June's Featured Resources
Grades K-2 and 3-5
 
Students make observations and learn about historic tools used on a dairy farm to store and process milk into cheese and butter.
Grades 3-5
 
Explore the sources of a variety of agricultural products and discover that farms can be diverse in size and in the products that are grown and raised.
Grades 6-8 and 9-12

Explore soil texture, particle sizes, soil nutrients, and biodiversity to discover soil's connection to sustainability.
Grades 9-12

Compare and contrast milk and plant-based milk substitutes by learning their source from farm-to-table and discover how they "stack up" in nutritional value.
Elementary

With a focus on problem-solving and hands-on action, Gabe and his sister have a secret plan to take control of the garden so their mom doesn't grow too many zucchinis.
Classroom Kit

This hands-on activity explores grains and legumes common in global agricultural production—barley, dent corn, popcorn, oats, rice, wheat, soybeans, lentils, and pinto beans.
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