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Fifth Grade, “Exploring STEM Careers”

Students will explore the sorts of careers available in the ag industry, learn about several specific agricultural careers, and play STEM Career BINGO.

 

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Download the Exploring STEM Careers in Agriculture lesson plan.

Exploring STEM Careers in Agriculture supporting slides

STEM Careers Bingo/career questions card

STEM Careers in Agriculture handout

Careers Ag Mag


Supplemental Resources

Related Lessons & Activities online

  • Picture this Agricultural Career – Students will conduct research to gain an understanding of the various agricultural careers and play “Ag Career Pictionary.”
  • Ag Interview – Students will gain a greater awareness of the role agriculture plays in the American economy, practice oral and written communication skills, and learn about numerous agricultural careers.

Links to More Career Resources

  • Ag Career Profiles – Each of these Career Profiles highlights a different profession within the agricultural industry. Learn about an individual working in each career and explore salary ranges, education/experience needed, employment outlook, and suggested high school courses. Potential employers and professional organizations are also listed.
  • AgCareers.com – Find ag jobs that are available right now in your local area or around the world, read career profiles and search for schools that will prepare you for your chosen field, read up on resume and interview techniques, and much more.
  • Agricultural Engineering – Watch videos illustrating the growing role of agricultural engineering to feed a growing population while sustaining ecosystems.
  • Agriculture and Forestry Careers – From Agricultural Engineer to Wolf Biologist, this section of environmentalscience.org is a good jumping-off point to explore dozens of careers and find schools with programs to prepare you for those jobs.
  • AgExplorer – This comprehensive career resource will help you explore the broad range of careers within the industry of agriculture; brought to you by the National FFA Organization.
  • Careers in Agriculture – over 40 engaging, one-to-three minute videos provide insight into a wide range of agricultural careers (YouTube link)
  • Living Science: Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Careers – Find your future in agriculture! This site contains detailed descriptions of 40 exciting careers, from Agricultural Economist to Wood Scientist.