MATH: Food from Your State
You’d like to grow some new crops on your farm, but want to make
sure that you will have
buyers for these crops within your state. Before
you decide which crops to add, consider the following:
1. What crops
are already grown in your state? Be sure to consider grains, vegetables,
fruits, and even trees.
are the growing conditions in your state? (length of growing season, availability
of water, annual temperature, precipitation averages, and so on)
3. What other
crops could produce abundant yields in your state?
1. Make a large map of your
state. Use symbols to represent crops grown in your state.
to include a key to the symbols. Use reference sources, such as atlases,
data, or data from your county farm bureau, to find the average harvest of each
crop, such as number
of bushels per acre. Include this data on your map.
2. List two or three new crops that would be
suitable to grow in your state. For each crop,
find out how much produce
you can expect, such as number of bushels per acre or
number of trees per acre.
Use reference sources such as the ones mentioned above
Pretend you are the leader of a civilization and you need to
build a place for your people to live. Write three journal entries around
your experiences as the leader as your plan out where you will live, how you
will adapt, modify, and depend upon your environment. Each entry should be
at least a paragraph.
Get a Jr. Scholastic and find an article about the environment.
Read the article and complete the reading worksheet based on finding
Design a civilization remembering to include:
4. transportation routes
5. water source
6. resources available
Many of the scientific and technological contributions made by
the ancient people are still in use today. While they have been perfected
and improved, the basic idea behind their use remains the same as it was
many years ago. Think about a new invention of today, and draw a
visual representation of it. Then, think about its use 1,000 years
from now. Draw a visual representation of what it will look like
then. Now, write a paragraph about how it will still be in use 3,000
years from now. Be sure to discuss why this contribution has a longer lifespan
and is more useful than others.
Create your own country assignment:
You will be creating your own country and designing
a map of it. You will need a blank sheet
of 11 x 17 paper as well as a pencil, black pen, and coloring pencils.
- Write a
full heading on the back of your paper.
- Draw your
country on your piece of paper.
everything in black pen when you are done drawing and labeling in pencil.
what you need on the map!
1. Design the
theme of your map
2. Label these
places (you make up the names):
a. 8 cities (not
b. 1 capital
c. 5 physical
features (mountains, rivers, desert)
3. Design a key
4. Design a
5. Design a scale
the back of this paper, write a paragraph explaining:
1. What is your
place like? (Climate, plant life, animal life)
2. How does your
place/environment impact humans living there?
Give 2 specific answers with details.
3. How do the
people living in your place impact the environment. Give 2 specific answers with details.