Agriculture and The Great Central Valley
Farms in the central valley of California provide food for people across the state, nation, even the world!

Today’s Activities

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Engage

Look at this map of California and use the color-coded map key to find “Land Use” down the middle of the state.  This is the Great Central Valley.

Agriculture is the top land use in the  Great Central Valley. Almonds, cattle, walnuts, and hay are some of the commodities (products that can be sold) grown here.  Choose one commodity to read about, and then write a short report about what you learned.  You can use a graphic organizer like this one to help you.  Pretend you are a TV news reporter and read your report out loud to your family.  If you can, have someone record you so you can watch your news report later.

Try this quick write to get your creativity flowing!

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Patterns in math

Numbers on a Multiplication Table: what patterns can you discover in this task? Share your thinking with your at-home teacher, and then use this link to discuss further. (Scroll to the bottom to find solutions.)

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Science

Discover how plants are a part of the nitrogen cycle, then complete this worksheet.  How can farmers help make sure that we keep the nitrogen cycle in balance?

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Create it!

Fruits from California make delicious smoothies!  Draw a funny fruit smoothie cartoon with this tutorial.

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