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Ag Tech Steam – Scalable for all ages

We are so excited about the Content Packs on AgTechSteam.ca and the newly released Ag Tech Steam Boxes filled with fun ag tech and STEAM activities. A question I hear quite often is “What age or grade are they made for?” and this is a great question.  The answer is...

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Season’s greetings from Ag Tech STEAM! 

Season’s greetings from Ag Tech STEAM!  I hope all of you, urban or rural, are doing well this windy, mild then brisk winter!  It was a great long fall to get farm work done but then BOOM the cold came! For those fans of winter, I’m happy for you!  I...

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Harrowing and Protilling

Harrowing and Pro-tilling Zero and low tillage practices are used in may parts of the prairies as a way to preserve both moisture and nutrient. However sometimes you need to disturb things in a field to move nutrients, manage residue and to incorporate fertilizer.  Do you ever wonder how farmers’...

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Ag Tech Steam Media links

https://www.avenuecalgary.com/innovation/luke-silinski-ag-tech-steam/ https://www.sasktoday.ca/central/agriculture/young-farmer-programmer-pushes-tech-learning-for-rural-based-kids-4152725 https://www.realagriculture.com/tag/ag-tech-steam/ https://www.ontariofarmer.com/news/local-news/fcc-agexpert-partners-with-14-year-old-innovator https://www.newsbreak.com/channels/t-ag-tech-steam https://www.fcc-fac.ca/en/about-fcc/media-centre/news-releases/2020/fcc-agexpert-partners-with-14-year-old-innovator.html https://www.fermenbfarm.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/September-2020-Newsletter-English-Final-8.pdf https://imaginingruralfutures.org/future-of-economic-development/ https://www.world-spectator.com/free_issues/4320s2.pdf https://podcastaddict.com/podcast/2452528 https://www.emergingagriculture.org/2019-results https://www.producer.com/news/mini-dot-captures-imaginations-in-a-smaller-lego-sort-of-way/ https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2008419695910400 YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiE7lS_usY-L_Q8HxYhSqjQ/featured

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Blueberries!

Blueberries, you love em, I love em.  Have you ever wondered how they get from the field to your favorite snack or meal? High bush blueberries can only thrive in a more temperate climate, think Southern British Columbia, California, Florida, Louisiana and other regions with similar climates. Low bush blueberries...

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Friend or Foe?

Friend of Foe?LadybugHello ladies and gentlemen to a new series of blog posts where I dissect whether a specific insect is afriend of us or a foe. We’ll be sharing some cool resources and links too!!In this post we will be discussing the ladybug, quite famous for its bright red...

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Weather in Summer

Weather in summerIf you live in Canada, chances are you groaned at the impending hot weather or rain storms or began toprepare for a hailstorm after hearing it on the news. What do these unique weather conditions mean forfarmers, with weather that can go from 38 degrees all the way...

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Summer is Here!

Summer Is Here!Summer is here!! Many of you will be excited for summer break and many farmers are resting fromseeding and spraying.But for farmers and agri scientists this is also a time of stress, because of the changing weather patternsas well as natural weather of Canada. Things like hail, frost,...

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Soil Moisture Sensor for Kids!

Follow the link, try the experiment, and tell us your findings in the comments below! Link to moisture sensor: https://makecode.microbit.org/projects/soil-moisture

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Educator Box Activity!

Link to Weather Station (for educator boxes) https://microbit.org/news/2020-07-06/make-a-microbit-weather-station/

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UPDATE!

Update! Yay, what have I been doing recently? Building ag tech steam Lego, which means that those who are getting brand NEW physical boxes get to build a small Lego project to go along with your learning material! That’s right you get  learning material fit for elementary, Junior high and...

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