Kid's Research - K-12 Agriculture Literacy Program | Pizz-A-Thon

Kid's Research

Kids Research Questions and Sources to find answers:

An excellent source for answers to the journey of ingredients from "Soil to  Slice" is from the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation  . That is also a great resource for grants to help support the Pizz-A-Thon materials and awards.

Research the journey from "Soil to Slice" to answer these questions:

1. Explain how agriculture is the business, science and practices of growing and selling plants and animals to be used for food, fiber and fuel.

2. How can you help protect the soil and what are all the amazing things soils do for us?

3. In what part of the state, U.S. or world do the ingredients on your pizza originate and why?

4. Geography determines how we live. Why are Iowa and the Midwest states a perfect place to grow food?

5. In what ways do pigs, cattle, turkeys, chickens, corn and soybeans play a great role in the journey from "Soil to Slice"?

6. How much of the land in the U.S. is suitable for growing food? 1/3rd, 1/2, 3/4th or 1/5th?

7. How does high tech devices and GPS help farmers and reduce water pollution from field runoff ?

8. What are livestock fed and why?

9. What products are made from corn and soybeans?

10. George Washington Carver attended Iowa State College - What did his research lead to in agriculture and the food industry?

11. People in agriculture have a history of working together...what is an example?

12. Show examples of how prices for food in the grocery story change depending on supply and demand.

13. What are your favorite careers associated with the agriculture/food industry?

14. What makes kiwifruit one of the most nutritious fruits in the world?

15.If you like bacon, ham, sausage, hot dogs, or ribs then you like which of the following? chicken, pork or turkey

16. What is a watershed and in which watershed do you live?

17. In caring about soil and water, what are the purposes of cover crops, no-till farming, terraces, buffer zones, and bioreactors? 

18, How much of the world's fish come from farms? 1/20th or 1/2




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