In The Classroom

Today, many Ohio students are disconnected from agriculture and don't know where their food comes from. OPA is proud to support agriculture education in Ohio's classrooms by providing programs and materials for students, teachers and families. These resources have been developed by experienced teachers and Ohio farmers, and align with Ohio's state curriculum standards. For more information on educational materials, please contact OPA at info@ohiopoultry.org.

EGG-UCATIONAL RESOURCES


Teachers can take their students on a journey through the life cycle of chickens through ChickQuest, which is a Science Alive 4-H School Enrichment program provided by OPA in partnership with Ohio 4-H and the Ohio Soybean Council. ChickQuest challenges students to use science, technology, engineering and math skills to investigate the life cycle of an embryonic chicken egg. From monitoring eggs to observing newly hatched chicks, ChickQuest's activities pique curiosity, encourage collaboration and communication, and provide young scientists with unforgettable experiences. Learn more about ChickQuest here.

Additionally, the following resources will help students better understand Ohio's egg, chicken and turkey farming, and agriculture.

Take a virtual tour through a REAL Ohio egg farm to learn how egg farmers take excellent care of their animals and produce safe, high-quality eggs.

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION RESOURCES


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America's egg farmers invite teachers and students to learn more about where eggs come from and how they make it from farm to table.

The American Egg Board (AEB) has partnered with educational organizations to create effective curriculum materials to help teach students about eggs and egg farming. AEB and its partners have created practical, ready-to-use materials for K-12 teachers that meet Common Core Standards. Lessons can be integrated into math, science, language arts and social studies, and provide activities that explain the benefit of a healthy diet and exercise, as well as topics ranging from scientific exploration to creating a healthy plate and learning to read nutritional labels.