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Educational Resources -- Grade Level: Middle School

Classic Middle Level Resources (developed before the year 2000) (41)
Current Middle Level Resources (32)

View Resource Agriscience Appendix A: More Bottle Biology

This appendix contains information about Bottle Biology. Bottle Biology is a classroom-tested approach to hands-on biology which allows students on all levels to become engaged in the actual process...
View Resource Agriscience Appendix B: Resource List

This appendix contains a list of the current reprints and manuals available directly from the Wisconsin Fast Plants Program.
View Resource Agriscience Appendix C: Additional Resource Material

This appendix contains: -Questions and answers on the Duckweed Toxicity Test C-1 -Recipe for Cabbage Indicator Solution C-14 Soil -Nitrogen Test using the LaMotte Test Kit C-15 -Petri plate...
View Resource Agriscience Lesson 01: Angle of the Dangle

Through this activity, students will examine the effect of gravity and centrifugal force on plant stems. Students will form hypotheses and test those ideas using Wisconsin Fast Plant seedlings, film...
View Resource Agriscience Lesson 02: Leaving the Leftovers

In this activity, students will gain an understanding of what crop residue is, and learn about the benefits, as well as the disadvantages, of using crop residue in crop production programs....
View Resource Agriscience Lesson 03: Duckweed Unlimited

This lab is designed to demonstrate how an indicator species can be used to monitor a water supply by testing the susceptibility of common duckweed to a variety of contaminants. Results can usually...
View Resource Agriscience Lesson 04: Diet for a Healthy Plant

In addition to water, light and carbon dioxide, plants require an array of nutrients for growth, repair and proper function. In this experi- ment, students will explore the basic principles of plant...
View Resource Agriscience Lesson 05: Silos and Sauerkraut

This activity is divided into two parts. Part I, Factors in fermentation, examines the environmental variables critical to the fermentation process. In Part II, Mixing in some microbes, students...
View Resource Agriscience Lesson 06: The Power of Poop

This activity is designed to demonstrate anaerobic fermentation by having students build small-scale anaerobic digesters. The digester is made using a 2-liter plastic soda bottle. Students collect...
View Resource Agriscience Lesson 07: pH...Potential Horrors of Acid Rain

Acid rain, a major environmental concern, results from high concentra- tions of sulfur pollutants in the atmosphere. Different regions of the world and different areas in the U.S. experience varying...
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